This is a very rare vintage last rites set for home use. The face of the crucifix is detailed with mother-of-pearl inlay, and the words “Ecce Homo” are written at the base. The candlesticks both have “Pax” written on the base. All the pieces have a bright silver finish.
This set comes with everything needed for a priest to perform the last rites sacrament, as well as some extra items not commonly found with such sets:
- Crucifix - Candlesticks - Candles - Cotton - 3 linens - Egg-shaped cup for water for the ill to sip after communion - Holy water container - Container for cotton - Cobalt blue votive candle holder to light when meeting the priest at the door - Tray - Book of directions explaining how to prepare for the priest’s visit
These boxes were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many homes would traditionally have additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books. This set is very unusual and very beautiful.
Dimensions: Crucifix - 12" tall x 6" wide; Candlesticks - 3.5" tall x 3" wide; Tray - 14.5" wide x 11" deep
This is a beautiful vintage devotional wall plaque. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown holding a young Christ in her arms. Our Lady is holding Jesus in both hands with a bouquet of roses in the crook of her arm. So Sweet.
This is a magnificent vintage religious devotional. It is a sculpted image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms. Our Lady is wearing voluminous medieval style robes with a shorter veil over long hair. Christ Jesus is shown holding a dove in one hand, representing the Holy Spirit, and a loaf of bread in the other, representing the Holy Eucharist.
This piece has a matt finish with green patina highlighting the details. The reverse is painted gold and there are two holes to allow mounting.
This is a fantastic vintage piece of devotional art. It is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a toddler Jesus on her lap. Our Lady is sitting comfortably in a chair hugging Our Lord close. This piece is after the famous 1514 painting “The Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael.
It is in an oval frame, matted and with convex glass. T
Please Note: Similar pieces are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum, but most are made French Pipeclay.
Condition: The original backing has been replaced with cardboard. Please See Pictures