19th Century French Brass & Cloisonné Cross with Holy Water Font on Beige Marble
This large marble and brass cross with holy water recipient was created in France, circa 1880. The antique piece features beautiful, intricate cloisonné work with enamel, stone and bronze and a gleaming variegated marble plaque. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metal or marble objects. In this technique, enamel, glass, or gemstones are separated by strips of flattened wire that are placed on a metal backing. The religious object is in excellent condition and has sturdy brass backing. Hook on the back for easy installation. Measures: 4.5″ W x 7.75″ H.
|Dimensions||4.5" W x 1" D x 7.75" H|
Late 19th Century