Elegant Calacatta Venato Marble Font from Italy

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This beautiful holy water font comes from Italy and is made from Calacatta Venato marble. It has molten lead inserts along the top to show where the hooks would have held a cover. The basin has eight shaped panels beneath an upper scalloped molding. At the high points of the scallops are well carved petals of stylized fleur-de-lys. Palmettes arise from the font’s base directly in line with these petals. Beneath this is a baluster style center post with gadrooned lobes of stylized acanthus leaves. All this rests upon an octagonal plinth having more carved fleur-de-lys petals.

Today, a piece like this could be used again in chapels or private chapels. They are also often used as standalone pieces of sculptural art, fountain basins, jardinières for beautiful plants or flowers.
Details
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
1900s
Period
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Hand-Carved   Marble
Condition
Good. Very good condition. Minor darker streaks inside basin and minor crack as seen in photos (structurally sound)..
Wear
Minor structural damages
Dimensions
40.75 in. H
104 cm H
Diameter
26
Dealer Location
Dallas, TX
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU90637791003
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