19th Century French Bronze Silvered Catholic Monstrance with Cross & Wheat Decor
Make an old world statement in your home with this important, antique “ostensoir,” (or monstrance); crafted in France, circa 1860, this impressive religious relic rests on paw feet and features a glowing sun shape decorated with a cross at the top, cherub faces, and wheat decor, symbol of charity and love. The center features a small round brass door with glass, which symbolically holds the body of Christ for adoration. This important piece is carved from bronze with silver plate, and is in excellent condition with a rich patinated silvered finish. A monstrance is the vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches to easily view objects of piety, such as the consecrated Eucharist host. Rituals in which the monstrance is used is during the Eucharist Adoration or the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Measures: 8″ W x 17.5″ H.
|Dimensions||8" W x 4" D x 17.5" H|