Reliquary Saint Joseph

Reliquary in carved wood representing Saint Joseph.

A reliquary is an object intended to house relics. It allows the faithful to honor the relics, without risking damaging them, using an opening present on the face of the object

End of 18th century
Italy

 

Vindefontaine water fountain

At the end of the Middle Ages pottery villages around the town of Vindefontaine were born. They set up a large potter’s house, and made butter pots, pitchers, inkwells, vases, but above all potty sandstone fountains with brown enamel decorated with kaolin.

XVIII century,
West Normandy,
France.

Paper mache puppet

Marotte in polychrome painted papier-mâché and glued printed paper, presenting a female figure with black hair and a scalloped bodice. Marked DANJARD L. Vincent Paris Patented in 1860 Successor, on the base.

Excellent state of preservation

Salt Bottle, Baguier, XIX Century

Salt bottle composed of five miniatures representing the Tuileries Palace, the Church of the Madeleine, Place Vendôme, the Arc de Triomphe and the obelisk of Luxor located on the Place de la Concorde.

Under this bottle is a carnelian which allowed the owner to engrave his initials.
The chain accompanied by its ring offered women the pleasure of walking around the ball with this small object with elegance.

Mid-19th century,
France

Reliquary frame of Saint Mary Magdalene

Paperolle reliquary frame of Saint Mary Magdalene with the relics of St Colombe, St Julien, St Cyprien, St Benoit and St Boniface.

This paperolle represents a small chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalene, on the hotel a crucified Christ is surrounded by Mary Magdalene and the praying Virgin.

18th century,
Provence

Nacre Chapel, XIX century

This model is commissioned work carried out in a convent, probably to commemorate an ordination. The green paper used for part of the interior decoration allows us to place the manufacture in the first quarter of the 19th century.

Miniature on ivory, girl in blue dress

Miniature on ivory “Portrait of a young girl in a blue dress”, under glass, oval view, stained wood frame. On the back: inscription: Mme Bantard June 9, 1839
Louis Philippe period,
France