Antique Italian Ceramic Church Luminary

ORIGIN: Tuscany, Italy
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 6” wide x 5” deep x 5” h
MATERIALS: Glazed pottery; blown glass candle holder
CONDITION: Good; wear consistent with age and use; two old hairline cracks (did not attempt to clean)

Description

A rare find! A 19th century ceramic church luminary from Tuscany with beautifully sculpted lion heads and delicate handpainted floral trims. Some of the old paper is still intact covering the pierced sunburst design. IHS, the monogram of Jesus Christ, is pierced in the center of the sunburst.