19th century Latin American or Philipino carved wood santo of a female saint, probably a virgin martyr, with long hair and a hand over her heart. The new wood base measures 4" wide x 3" deep x 1" high. Total height of santos and base is 11" Condition is good except for the loss of the right hand, a split in the back and and below the left shoulder.
19th century polychromed wood statue, probably from Latin America or the Phillipines, depicting Saint Vincent Ferrer wearing the black and white Dominican friar's habit and the monastic tonsure. The figure retains one wing and stands on a cloud. The size of the new wood base is 5.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 1.5" high. The total height of the santo with base is 13" Condition is good with the loss of both hands and some of the polychrome.
Small statue of Saint Roch or Rock, patron of those with cancer, lifting his tunicle and pointing to his leg. This Latin American or Spanish Santo sports long hair and wears a full cope, probably late 18th century or early 19th. There are traces of polychrome. The new base is stained wood and measures 4" x 3" x 1.25" tall. The figure with the base is 9.5" tall. Condition is very good with the obvious loss of the right hand and the rough and pocked, but attractive, patina ...click for details
Pair of French late 19th century gilt metal covers for candlesticks or torches carried by acolytes in a religious procession. The covers are very architectural with gothic arched windows, trefoils, crenellations and surmounted by a cross. Both are identical except for a small bottom piece on one which raises it 1 inch to 12 inches. The bases of both are 2.5" by 2.5"
Beautiful parian statue of a long-haired and bearded Saint John the Baptist, barefoot and wearing a short tunic of animal skin. A scallop shell for baptising hangs at his hip from a leather strap which crosses his chest. Condition is good except for a fine crack in the hair on his left shoulder. There are two marks which are hard to make out: one stamped into the bisque base on the back near the bottom - Enerek or Enevel; the other is the number 2 stamped into the porcelain bottom and the let ...click for details
Stylized figural metal incense boat or lidded container for incense in the shape of a swan, used in Catholic liturgy to hold the incense before it is burnt in a thurible or censer. Head, neck and feathers of swan are nicely detailed. Patina of the metal is an aged bronze look, although I am not certain is this is white metal, bronze or a dirty pewter. Under the base on the edge is stamped in ink the number 624. Cast in the metal in the middle is a figure (not sure if man or woman) with arms ...click for details
Lovely and delicate antique scapular made of ivory colored satin with crocheted edges. The letters J for Jesus and M for Mary surrounded by roses are hand-painted on each square medallion. The squares are backed with the traditional dark brown cloth. Each medallion has a cover or purse with a button made of the same ivory satin with crocheted edges. These scapulars are worn by the Catholic faithful to fulfill a promise made by our Lady of Mt Carmel to the Carmelite friar Saint Simon Stock. ...click for details
Fine silver plated French benitier or holy water font in the shape of a fleur de lys which is decorated with acanthus leaves and the letters ND (Notre Dame for Our Lady, the Virgin Mary) surmounted by a crown. The inside of the bowl of the font is copper or brass or gilt metal. The font would contain holy water with which the faithful would bless themselves as a reminder of their baptism and participation in the life of the cross and holy Trinity. Condition is good except for a few black mark ...click for details
French figure of the Virgin Mary with her Immaculate Heart exposed on her breast. The carved and ebonized wood statue has a beautifully draped veil, vestment and sash. Condition is good except her hands are missing and there are speckles on the finish and small nicks here and there. Height is 23" Base is 6" deep by 7" wide.
Beautiful old antique white glazed pottery urn or vase with a blue double headed eagle wearing a royal crown surmounted by a cross. In the center of the eagle is a medallion with a faded yellow figure of what may be a lion rampant. Condition is good with some minor pock marks and outgrowths along the rim. The bottom has the maker's mark V.D Height is 9" The rim is 4" in diameter. The base is 3" in diameter.