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Löffler Bertold

ST. CHRISTOPHER

Ceramics
Designed by Bertold Löffler, Vienna, around 1907/08
Executed by Wiener Keramik, Anton Klieber
Marked WK, AK, paper label 69
Material ochre clay, multi-coloured decoration, glazed, excellent condition
Dimensions H 27 cm
Literature Ch. Fichtinger, Heilige und Päpste
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St. Christopher [24th July] is one of the fourteen saints who give aid in times of need. His name means 'bearer of Christ' and from this comes the legend of a giant who carried the Christ child over a river. He is regarded as a patron saint who guards against sudden death. Viewing a picture of the saint in the morning was said to preserve vitality until nightfall. In recent times St. Christopher has been regarded as the patron saint of drivers, travellers and traffic. He is also regarded as the patron saint of any dangerous venture and as helper for those who wish to achieve prosperity.


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