Antique Art Deco Onyx & Glass Holy Water Font Stoop C1920
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This unusual piece of religious art is a beautifully modelled Art Deco onyx and glass holy water stoop. Holy water stoops are traditionally placed in the entrances to churches to enable parishioners to bless themselves with holy water as they enter and leave the church.
It is set with a beautiful gilt bronze relief cast plaque depicting the ‘Holy Mother Mary’ clutching a flower sacred to her - the wild rose. She is staring heavenwards in the typical classical pose for the Virgin Mary. It is signed ‘T.Parvillers’ and has a chromed backplate with a fastened ring to enable it to be hung.
This is a small example and was probably designed for personal use at home, when people would sometimes place them by the front door of their house or in the bedroom. It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please take a few moments to review these.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 11 x Depth 5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 2 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 07930a
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