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19th Century French Holy Water Stoup or Font of Champleve Enamel and Marble

1,250.00
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19th Century French Holy Water Stoup or Font of Champleve Enamel and Marble

1,250.00

The hand painted enamel cross is decorated with a colourful motif in teal, rose, and yellow on a dark blue ground, the design further enhanced by its decorative form. The centre stem is inlaid with the representation of the name of Jesus with the letters "IHS", "Iesus Hominum Salvator". A matching cloisonne holy water stoup with lid sits beneath the cross, both on a white marble ground that is edged with an ornately carved ormolu border, and backed with a brass plate and hanging ring.

A holy water font or stoup is a vessel containing holy water generally placed near the entrance of a church. It is used in Catholic Church, Anglican Church, and some Lutheran churches to make the Sign of the Cross using the holy water upon entrance of the church. Holy water is blessed by a priest, and many Christians believe it to be a reminder of the baptismal promises.

Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.5 in.

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The hand painted enamel cross is decorated with a colourful motif in teal, rose, and yellow on a dark blue ground, the design further enhanced by its decorative form. The centre stem is inlaid with the representation of the name of Jesus with the letters "IHS", "Iesus Hominum Salvator". A matching cloisonne holy water stoup with lid sits beneath the cross, both on a white marble ground that is edged with an ornately carved ormolu border, and backed with a brass plate and hanging ring.

A holy water font or stoup is a vessel containing holy water generally placed near the entrance of a church. It is used in Catholic Church, Anglican Church, and some Lutheran churches to make the Sign of the Cross using the holy water upon entrance of the church. Holy water is blessed by a priest, and many Christians believe it to be a reminder of the baptismal promises.

Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.5 in.