18th Century Italian Lobed Marble Holy Water Stoup

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$1,800.00

18th Century Italian Lobed Marble Holy Water Stoup

SKU: 422-226 Category: Tag:

$1,800.00

Description

Hand-carved in Italy during the 1700’s, this lobed basin was carved from a beautiful cream colored marble.  Originally, it would have been made as a holy water stoup for a private chapel, affixed directly into the wall.  The thick, gadrooned lobes carved along the outside give the appearance of a stylized scalloped shell. On the back of the shell is an excavated block of marble, which is how the basin would have been attached to the wall.  Today, this antique marble basin can be used as decorative bowl or vide-poche. A vide-poche (literally “empty pocket”) is a small storage bowl for everyday items, such as car keys, loose change, wallets, etc.  A versatile item, it can also serve simply as an objet d’art  or even as a lovely soap dish.

CONDNITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use including minor nicks, surface buildup, and jagged surface where it was once attached to a wall.  See photos.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1700's

Dimensions

H - 4 3/4, W - 9 3/4, D - 12 1/2 (including attaching block in the back)

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Description

Hand-carved in Italy during the 1700’s, this lobed basin was carved from a beautiful cream colored marble.  Originally, it would have been made as a holy water stoup for a private chapel, affixed directly into the wall.  The thick, gadrooned lobes carved along the outside give the appearance of a stylized scalloped shell. On the back of the shell is an excavated block of marble, which is how the basin would have been attached to the wall.  Today, this antique marble basin can be used as decorative bowl or vide-poche. A vide-poche (literally “empty pocket”) is a small storage bowl for everyday items, such as car keys, loose change, wallets, etc.  A versatile item, it can also serve simply as an objet d’art  or even as a lovely soap dish.

CONDNITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use including minor nicks, surface buildup, and jagged surface where it was once attached to a wall.  See photos.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

1700's

Dimensions

H - 4 3/4, W - 9 3/4, D - 12 1/2 (including attaching block in the back)

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