RARE LARGE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH HAND BLOWN RUBY GLASS SACRED HEART HOLY WATER FLACON ORIGINAL HOLDER. A rare find, the large glass vessel forms the shape of a pierced sacred heart. It originates from a fine Parisian collection and dates towards 1900. The large and heavy hand blown glass heart hase his custom original holder.
As is often the case the box or holder did not survive the passage of time. So this is a very rare find. The ruby glass is very, very thick. Tiny bubbles are visible throughout the hand blown shape.At the top back a pretty "V" indentation shapes the heart; The front has the same "V" indentation with the added "pierce" with raised "drops of blood". The upper mount along the neck is of gilded brass. The flame forms the lid, and rests as a lid for the vessel.
(similar to a chalice lid). The flame is deeply grooved and has hand worked texturing in it's folds.The glass vessel rests in a very intricate crown of thorns. The glass portion of the heart measures:4 1/2" x 4" x 2 thick. With the brass lid and band the height is 18,8 cm - 7 3/4. The total height is 38,5 cm x 21,2 cm width (15.15" x 8.34") It is in very good antique condition with no crack or chip to the glass. The color of the heart appears brighter than in person, where it is a deeper ruby color. It is a magnificent and unusual example. The item "RARE LARGE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH HAND BLOWN RUBY GLASS SACRED HEART" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Holy Water Fonts". The seller is "erikahakke1" and is located in Laakdal. This item can be shipped worldwide.