Saint relic portrait shadow box???

Aug 13, 2019. 01:47 UTC
Saint relic portrait shadow box???
Amanda
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

9 1/2” wide, 10 3/4” high, 2” deep. Shadow box with bits of paper in a foreign language, picture of St. Francis? Tassels, fabric and a wax stamp. Sandpaper or tar backing.

Provenance

Antique store find.

Answered within 1 day
Aug 14, 14:30 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$200 - $400 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a monastery handcraft with the measurements of 9 1/2” wide, 10 3/4” high, 2” deep. This monastery handcrafts are decorated and presented reliques. In this case, we have a reliqie of St. Francis, which is depicted in the etching in the middle. Such handicrafts are mostly made in the 18th and 19th century and were a part of the day prayer. This piece appears to be German or Italian. This piece is probably made in the first half of the 19th century under the usage of older parts.
This piece is in good condition and there are no serious damages visible.
An estimation would be between 200 to 400 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

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