Vintage Belgian Chalk Beatified Brother Isidore De Loor
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7.50H x 4.25W x 3.50D
This beautiful piece will add charm to any room!
Chalkware is a term that refers to decorative items made out of gypsum, which were very popular from the late 18th century through the 1930s. Gypsum is a mineral compound also called sulphate of lime, which is usually found underground near limestone deposits. Raw gypsum is a pure white crystal called alabaster. When gypsum is heated, the resulting white powder is called burnt gypsum, also known as Plaster of Paris for the large gypsum deposit at Montmartre in Paris. Ordinary schoolroom chalk is also a form of burnt gypsum. Gypsum is easily cast into sculptures and decoration for frames, but is quite soft and breaks easily.
In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, wear to a label, and some original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Good condition' could include very small fleabite chips or very small hairline cracks in any glass, ceramic, or marble item, but these would be specifically mentioned in the listing.
This item shows normal wear consistent with age and use.
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BROTHER ISIDORE BROEDER ISIDOR
Isidore was born outside Ghent, Belgium in 1881 into a family of farmers. From the age of 11, he showed unusually strong devotion by going to Mass every day and saying the rosary every evening with his parents. By the age of 26, he took religious vows and joined a monastery, where he served as cook, porter and gardner. His personal motto was, Omnia pro pulchro caelo, which means Everything for the beauty of heaven in Latin. He would whispher this while doing particularly boring or repetitive jobs. He was always cheerful, calm, and completely obedient. He died at the age of 35 due to cancer and beatified in 1984 as an example of humility and hard work.
Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object that is considered sacred, divine, or of the highest truth. The Christian religion is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God.
Christianity has played a prominent role in shaping Western civilization since the 4th century. Currently Christianity has between 1.5 billion and 2.1 billion followers, representing about a quarter to a third of the world's population. With more than 1 billion members, the Roman Catholic Church is the largest church representing over half of all Christians and one sixth of the world's population.
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- Width: 4.25 inches
- Height: 7.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.