19th Century French Brass & Cloisonné Cross with Holy Water Font on Green Marble
This colorful marble and brass cross with holy water recipient was created in France, circa 1880. The antique cross features beautiful, intricate cloisonné work with enamel, stone and bronze and is mount on a gleaming green 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 with bright colors and has sturdy brass backing with hook for easy installation. Measures: 3.25″ W x 5.25″ H.
|3.25" W x 1" D x 5.25" H
Late 19th Century