Monday, 26 August 2013

week-end tresors...


Bonjour from a cooler SW France,

For the first time in what seems like a very long time, we saw some rain yesterday and fortunately for us, it arrived in the afternoon so we were able to  do some treasure hunting in the morning.

First find was this lovely vintage goblet from Lourdes. It is made from pewter and has three images from lourdes on it...



You will find it here.


Next up was this antique French Old Paris (Porcelaine de paris or Vieux Paris) porcelain statue which depicts the Virgin Mary.



 
Typical of the tradition of Old Paris porcelain, gillded lines highlight the curves of the statue.


The interior of the statue features a stamped number.  It is in very good condition with the exception of some loss of the gilded highlighting and she has lost a small part oif her hand on the right hand side which is not noticeable unless you look closely.
Date: circa 1880. You will find her here.

From the same seller, was this vintage holy water font which is a souvenir from lourdes and has marked on it "sir de Lourdes" which translates to souvenir from Lourdes.

You can find more details here.

The final find of the day was this fabulous hand wall light which comes from a house in Paris and is the last thing that you expect to find in country France. It is very decoative and would look fabulous in a hall or a powder room.


Think that about covers all of yesterdays tresors, back to work I must go.

Je vous souhaite un bon début de semaine et un tout doux Lundi, Leeann x

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful finds and that lamp is to die for.

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  2. beautiful religious figures, artwork.

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