From time immemorial, through its constructions, Man has tried to reach the heavens, no doubt to get closer to the Invisible.
This type of neo-Gothic pinnacle is generally found on the pediments or towers of 19th century religious buildings.More commonly, these spiers also cap the columns of the altarpieces which they complete with their slenderness.
The Gothic Revival had its heyday in the 1850s, a period to which we can attribute our spire.
Considering the usual dimensions of the imposing exterior works, one can imagine that our spire, of modest dimensions, probably crowned an altarpiece.
A finely executed work, in three parts that complement each other perfectly.
Dimensions of 109 cm in height, on a base of 24 cm.
Let's look for a moment at the size of this 24 cm base. 24, like the number of hooks found on this arrow. In the Bible, 24 may be associated with the Priesthood, but it is also the union of the Old Testament (12 tribes of Israel) with the New Covenant (12 apostles). A timeless union that facilitates the Elevation sought.
An original piece with a beautiful patina!