Early 19th Century Italian Carved Red Marble Shell Stoup
Hand carved from Veronne Italy circa 1820, this antique shell form dish was originally at the entrance door of a private chapel; in its original placement, this stoup was inserted into the wall and was used to hold the Holy Water. The variegated red marble church recipient with elegant gadrooned lines and scalloped rim, is in excellent condition and has a rich, aged patinated finish. The red marble church recipient is in excellent condition and has a rich, aged patinated finish. Re-purpose this small antique piece to be a soap holder in a powder room, a shallow plant vase or use it as a vide-poche to catch loose change. Measures: 9″ W x 8.75″ D x 3″ H.
|8.75" W x 9" D x 3" H
Early 19th Century