Always drawn to these, and we can never keep them in inventory. The beautiful old champleve enamel work always reminds me of the stained glass in the old cathedrals of France. This one is beautiful and exceptionally well preserved. Lots of photos to review. The backing is crisply cut slate/marble, heavy and without a single chip or flaw. The holy font is 9.5" tall.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, we don't often find these without any flaw to report, no chips or cracks, hairlines, really not even any loss to the champleve kiln-fired enamel work. It probably did have a small fitted glass inset for the font, initially. Napoleon III era, c.1848-70s. Superb, and just recently in from France.