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Czech Glass! "Infant Jesus of Prague"
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The listing, Czech Glass! "Infant Jesus of Prague" has ended.

This Auction is for a beautiful Czech cut crystal glass figure of "The Infant Jesus of Prague" ! I brought this back from Prague , Czech Republic,where I purchased it at a very high end gift shop inside of a Five Star Hotel in downtown Prague,in about 2001(So it approx 16 years old, but has rarely been out o a box, except for a few times I put it in a window).I was there visiting at the time for my art exhibition.I was blessed enough to be invited , for an all expenses paid trip and therefore as a gift to all of my Listian friends ,I'm starting this at whatever you can afford to bid to give everyone a chance! Shipping is also free! (within the USA only).Look at the pics carefully,please! No returns or refunds I only have this one! It is handpainted inside with a Burgundy and I believe it maybe real gold too(but I cannot guarantee, I do know it hasn't changed at all in 16 years and essentially looks brand new! Great for a gift for yourself or anyone!
The History(From Wiki)"The exact origin of the Infant Jesus statue is not known, but historical sources point to a 19‑inch (48 cm) sculpture of the Holy Child with a bird in his right hand currently located in the Cistercian monastery of Santa María de la Valbonna in Asturias, Spain which was carved around the year 1340. Many other Infant Jesus sculptures were also carved by famous masters throughout Europe in the Middle Ages...." (You'll have to google the est, too long to fit here! )
Questions & Comments
Wow dear this is Beautiful. Great auction
Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:43:07 PM PDT by
Thank you dear!! Best of luck!
Aug 23rd, 2017 at 7:03:59 PM PDT by
Here is more from the Wiki quote above."Often found in early medieval work, the significance of the bird symbolizes either a soul or the Holy Spirit. The sculptures of the Holy Child were dressed in imperial regalia reflecting the aristocratic fashion of that period.[11]

One legend says that a monk in a desolated monastery somewhere between Cordoba and Sevilla had a vision of a little boy, telling him to pray. The monk had spent several hours praying and then he made a figure of the child.[12]

The House of Habsburg began ruling the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526; the kingdom developed close ties with Spain. The statue first appeared in 1556, when María Manriquez de Lara y Mendoza brought the image to Bohemia upon her marriage to Czech nobleman Vratislav of Pernstyn. An old legend in the Lobkowicz family reports that María's mother, Doña Isabella, had been given the statue by Saint Teresa of Avila herself.[13] María received the family heirloom as a wedding present. It later became the property of her daughter, Polyxena, 1st Princess Lobkowicz (1566–1642).[14] In 1628, Princess Polyxena von Lobkowicz donated the statue to the Discalced Carmelite friars (White Friars).[15]

Upon presenting it, the pious Princess Polyxena is said to have uttered a prophetic statement to the religious:

Venerable Fathers, I bring you my dearest possession. Honour this image and you shall never want.[14]"
Aug 23rd, 2017 at 12:26:46 PM PDT by
If this reaches 100,000 credits I'll add in some nice surprises! If t reaches 200,000 I'll add some more! If it reaches 500,000 I'll add a bunch more things! If it reaches 1 million I'll fill a box!
Aug 29th, 2017 at 11:39:03 AM PDT by
I have some beautiful religious items I can add if the bids go high!
Aug 29th, 2017 at 7:23:02 PM PDT by
Wow! Great! Thank yu all for bidding! Adding more to the box!! A beautiful bronze/brass & wooden crucifix, 12 1/2" from St Anne's shrine in Fiskdale ,Mass and some other surprises!
Aug 30th, 2017 at 9:58:19 AM PDT by
I'm adding more stuff! You'll get a nice surprise!!
Aug 30th, 2017 at 9:59:43 AM PDT by
I can't edit this late but adding 3 Music CD's!!
1. "There Can Be Miracles" sung by The daughters of St. Paul.,
2."With Heart & Soul& Voice" - Father Pat
3."Heart Of God"by The Sisters Of Charity
Aug 30th, 2017 at 10:18:41 AM PDT by
Angel Christmas Tree Ornament added! I'm not telling everything I'm adding!There is more!
Aug 30th, 2017 at 10:24:57 AM PDT by
Added a goldtone necklace,of Mary!(From Italy) maybe gold over silver it's untested just says"Italy"
Aug 30th, 2017 at 10:54:30 AM PDT by
It comes in a pretty necklace box.Let's see f we can get to 1 million credits!I'll get my "Million Club Badge!! " That would be great!!
Aug 30th, 2017 at 10:56:07 AM PDT by
Filling the box with more stuff! Anything you don't like can be resold here!
Aug 30th, 2017 at 11:01:53 AM PDT by

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