Vtg Gold Metal Christian Catholic Holy Water Font Jesus Christ Crucifix Bowl For Sale
Vintage gold tone metal holy water font, probably an altar piece for an alcove "shrine" at home. I'm told that, from the decorations on the end of the cross, it looks like it might have been made by the Fr. Pustet & Co., but that's just an educated guess.For buyers who may not know:
These were kept in people's homes and used by catholic priests when they came to visit the sick or dying.
INRI is over Jesus head on the cross.
It's Latin for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. It has also become a
more general symbol for sacrifice, but here it's clearly a reference to
The bowl in the front is to hold holy water.
The anchor, heart, and cross are symbols for faith, hope, and charity.
The statue / sculpture weighs 2-1/2 lbs. It measures 10-1/2" tall, 6-1/4" wide, and 4" deep. The bowl measures 2-3/4" x 2".
Great condition for its age. No damage to the metal. The brass tone finish shows negligible wear.
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Vtg Gold Metal Christian Catholic Holy Water Font Jesus Christ Crucifix Bowl : $25