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by Estate Road Show Auctions LLC
November 25, 2012, 12:00 PM CST | Killen, AL, US Live Auction
Lot 96: L96 ANTIQUE c. 1786 CONTINENTAL SILVER HOLY WATER FONT BUCKET ITALIAN CHAPEL (108 views)
Estimate: $900 - $1,000
Description: We are pleased to offer this Antique c. 1786 Continental Silver Holy Water Font Bucket from a private chapel in Italy. Exceptional detail and design, this rare piece was purchased from The Carnegie Museum at silent auction in 1972. Measures 3.5 x 2.5 and 4.5 high and weighs 55 grams. Holy water fonts may be divided into three categories: stationary fonts, placed at the entrance to churches; portable fonts, placed for aspersions and sacramental rites; and private fonts, in which holy water is kept in private houses. The most ancient portable fonts are in the form of pails and shaped like truncated cones. This is a fantastic find for the collector. Research Consulted: A Guide to Collecting Christian and Judaic Religious Artifacts by Penny Forstner.......
- Condition: exc antique, minor wear, light tarnish 55 grams
- Provenance: From an extensive private Pittsburgh, Pa. collection, spanning over 70 years. The collector had a association to the world renowned Carnegie Museum. The collection's treasures encompass all styles of design from the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid Century Moderne eras, many pieces from extensive travels around the world.
- Dimensions: L: 3.5 W: 2.5 H: 4.5 LB: OZ: 1
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Lot 96: L96 ANTIQUE c. 1786 CONTINENTAL SILVER HOLY WATER FONT BUCKET ITALIAN CHAPEL
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