Rare Vintage Chalkware Lighted Altar 1920's - Jesus Angels Glass Candles Cross
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Rare Vintage Chalkware Lighted Altar 1920's - Jesus Angels Glass Candles Cross:
This is a vintage chalkware altar with glass insert "candles" and a small glass cross, topped by Jesus displaying his "Sacred Heart". The altar itself is approximately 11.5" high and approximately 18" high with Jesus on top. It has 2 angels flanking at a lower level and a fresco of the Last Supper below. The altar is hollow and is made to have a light source inside it which causes the "candles" to glow and the Last Supper to be illuminated fr om above. I believe the altar dates to 1925, but it carries no markings that I can see (I will check again.). Overall, it is very, very special and I am selling it mainly because someone else will be able to have a place for it and appreciate it more, as I am not Catholic. Jesus foot has a fairly large chip that is missing. I will add a photo of the foot damage. It has a crack up the back of the whole piece, but it is not ready to break. The crack can be stabilized but I do not think it needs it for now. There is a cracked corner that has been repaired. The pain is chipped and there is obvious sign of the age of the altar. The small glass cross has had its base broken at some time in the past, but it still goes into the hole for it and does not show damage. I am not sure if the cross is meant to light up like the candles.
I will ship this very carefully as it is fragile, but the "candles" all come out for packing and Jesus and the Angels are removable for shipping. Shipping is $15.00, flat fee and I will choose the shipper. International must email with country to receive estimate.
This is a very special and rare item.