19th Century French Silvered Bronze Catholic Monstrance “Ostensoir”
Make an old world statement in your home with this important, antique “Ostensoir,” or monstrance in English; crafted in France, circa 1860, this impressive religious relic rests on four paw feet and features a cross at the pediment over a glowing sun shaped. Additional religious motifs include the wheat, the grape and the vine, and the lamb, symbol of gentleness, innocence and purity. Floral and foliage decor at the base. The center of the cross has a small round brass door with glass, which symbolically holds the body of Christ for adoration. This important piece, carved from bronze coated with silver plate, is in excellent condition with rich patinated two-tone 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: 7″ W x 3.75″ D x 16.5″ H.
|Dimensions||7" W x 3.75" D x 16.5" H|