B1778 - Magnificent Antique French Spelter Benitier, Virgin Mary & Jesus In Altar, 19th Century

This is a magnificent antique French benitier dating from the Napoleon III era C 1860. It is made in spelter mounted on wood covered in the most gorgeous red silk velvet. It is very three dimensional and architectural and would make a stunning statement piece.

Mary and the Baby Jesus on a plinth form the focal point of a fabulous altar. The altar has a central spire and an inner domed canopy with a winged cherub to either side. The altar is made in incredible detail with a myriad of architectural Gothic features.

Beneath Mary and Jesus is the holy water stoop which has a hinged lid.

The dramatic grey of the spelter looks superb against the red silk.

The benitier has a loop for hanging on a wall. It is in good antique condition.

It measures :- 45.5 cm ( 17.9 inches ) high x 20.75 cm (8.2 inches) wide x 8 cm (3.2 inches) deep.

This is a fabulous religious statement piece and another divine antique French brocante find from La Belle Étoffe!

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  • Postage:-
  •                   France               18.00€
                     U.K. & Europe     27.00€
                     Rest of World      63.00€
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