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Large Church BAPTISMAL - Venini?

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svazzo:
Hello and a Happy New Year to everyone!
Wondered if I could be helped with the attribution of this piece?
It was sold to me as a "Baptismal" from a church, circa 1930's. I asked if I could have anything in writting about where the piece came from, but the seller only said she got it from her grandmother as a gift.
It is really Huge! as you can see.

(http://svazzo.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/baptismal.jpg.w300h225.jpg)

(http://svazzo.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/baptismalbwl.jpg.w300h430.jpg)

Both pieces have metal parts so it can be mounted onto the wall. I have already sent the photos to the Venini website, but I havent received any responce from them. Wondered if I could be helped here.

Can someone also tell me if it is rare to find such a piece, or if Venini or Barovier did 1 of a kind pieces, specifically for Churches? I know I have seen fountians before, but nothing like this.
Thanks again!
Javier

Connie:
I think the appropriate term for the item is a lavabo.  Lavabo refers to both the wall mounted font and basin and the ritual hand washing at Mass.

svazzo:
Oh, didnt know that. Thanks!

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