Friday, April 25, 2014

collecting....Divine

Collecting religious objects, art, relics seems to be more popular than ever....I went to the Long Beach Antique Market last week, there were several dealers with beautiful stalls of divine objects, crowds of buyers were gathered around admiring the beautiful, rare finds and leaving with shopping bags full. Santos, crosses, crowns, nichos, & altar candle holders or pricketts are the most popular. Rosaries, milagros & religious textiles are also in demand. I love to see a collection of altar pricketts, Santos, religious crowns displayed together. I am always hunting for that special piece for myself or for one of my client's collection. I am always asked how to start a collection....the first thing is to find what "speaks" to you, there is a wonderful source online of religious objects, antique & vintage, in all price ranges. A collection always looks wonderful displayed together and is always a work in progress, never truly finished but always enjoyed.
Sharing with you a few of my fave divine finds...
French & Italian antique milagros
Rue 27 Maison
Vintage Ethiopian processional silver crosses from Rue 27 Maison
19th c French Cage Dolls
French sterling chalice
Collection of vintage & religious objects
Details of 19th c Altar Pricketts from Edith & Evelyn Vintage
Divine vignette
19th c Santos from Rue 27 Maison
Altar Pricket from Rue 27 Maison
Antique Chapel Angels from ritslev.dk

Antique French Religious Crowns
Italian Angel Santos

Until next time...Cheers

No comments:

Post a Comment