Art Deco Glazed Terra Cotta Holy Water Font- Amateur or known artist?

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Art Deco Glazed Terra Cotta Holy Water Font- Amateur or known artist?

Post by salsor on September 21st 2017, 5:19 pm

Wondering if this Art Deco style font is anything other than an "amateur" creation. There is a circular mark on back bottom center although it seems to be scratched in not impressed.





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Post by Mordeep on September 21st 2017, 5:44 pm

Not sure it is deco or even European.

It has a very Asian / Chinese depiction of Jesus and Mary. I have seen that stylised Marys image with the small eyes in ivory a few times always from Asia but not always from China itself. It's simply a low cost Catholic devotional from the some time in the 20th century. Don't think it is older. The 1.00 I assume is the price when new. Work out the currency and you work out the country of origin.
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Post by NaomiM on September 21st 2017, 7:57 pm

I like it but I don't know. It might be Italian or Northern European, made for the Catholic and pilgrim market.

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Post by tigerchips on September 22nd 2017, 4:06 pm

Is that ring/halo around the face a German thing maybe? Or is this a common thing to find?
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