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


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,

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

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.

Stern figure for the rear castle

Stern figure for the rear castle of a Spanish galleon, in polychrome wood representing a bust of allegorical sculpture crowned with flowers and fruits, symbol of abundance.

XVII century

Collector’s doll

Collector’s doll, polychrome papier-mâché head from the Voit house
Body in wood and fabrics. The lines of the hand are sculpted.

Roman woman

Polychrome wooden bust of a Roman patrician.
sulphide eyes
Circa 1800