Cloisonné enamel cross Bénitier, antique French, lobed and glazed holy water font, on an onyx base, 19th century

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Cloisonné enamel cross Bénitier, antique French, lobed and glazed holy water font, on an onyx base, 19th century
Enamel cross and holy water font mounted on Onyx, on copper with suspension ring: end of the 19th century

Antique French cloisonné enamel Bénitier, lobed and glazed cross and holy water font, on an onyx base, late 19th century.

Very decorative.
Cloisonné is a enamel technique, in which one fastens crushed wire in certain motifs or figures to a metal surface.
The colours of the fine cloisonné enamel pattern: light and dark blue, orange-red/turquoise and white.

Yellow copper at the back with a ring for mounting it to the wall.
Everything in very good condition.

A holy water font or aspersorium is often found near the entrance of a church, used by Catholics for sprinkling themselves while crossing themselves as a symbol for external and internal cleansing.
This one is meant to be used at home.

Dimensions (h x w x d): 19 x 11 x 1 cm. Holy water font 3.5 cm deep
Weight: 595 g

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