Antique Brass cross topped Reliquary SAINT BONIFACE Christmas tree patronage For Sale
Antique Brass cross topped Reliquary SAINT BONIFACE Christmas tree patronage: $225.0
STANDING RELIQUARY OF SAINT BONIFACE Hand stitching/crochet border and handpainted florals around relic. PATRONAGE: Instrumental in spreading Christianity in the regions of modern day Germany,led to Boniface being patronized by Beer Brewers. He is also associated with the use of a Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child -the very first Christmas tree. Legend has it Boniface cut down the pagan worshipped Thor's Oak, and a fir tree miraculously sprang up in its place leading to what we now call "Christmas Trees". ITEM: Relic is all handmade typical " convent work" with hand crochet edge, mounted sequined circular flourishes and a beautiful handpainted tiny floral decoration on a satin backing. Labeled as shown: BONIFACII. Convex cover of old clear cello plastic preserving centerpiece, relic and artwork visible clearly underneath. Mounted in a 7 inch tall ornate cast brass holder with cross at top. Has aging/patina as shown, Overall very good for age, simple easel back. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION, VIEW PHOTOS, AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO offerDING OR PURCHASE AS THERE ARE NO RETURNS.