1856 German Bronze Holy Water Font Signed
A German bronze holy water font modeled by J. Weirich, molded by L. Butsheck, and cast by K. Hohman in 1856. Two central figures appear in a niche beneath a Gothic style pointed arch with trefoil window tracery and the monogram for Jesus Christ, IHS. The winged figure comforts a woman with his embrace and with the cross in his other hand he casts down the dragon slithering below their pedestal; a possible representation of St. George. The bronze is signed to the verso in German and dated.
EBTH certifies this item is from the private collection of personal property formerly owned by Dr. Robert H. Schuller.