Sakra Holy Water Stoup - 9 cm x 17 cm - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter

Sakra Holy Water Stoup - 9 cm x 17 cm - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter

- +

This simple, yet prettily decorated openwork pewter holy water stoup is handcrafted by Italian craftsmen who cleverly 'antique' the solid pewter to create a gently aged surface with a soft patina. 

Before entering the holy world of the temple, it was traditional that people must be cleansed through baptism. In a same way, whenever they entered church, they were invited to replicate this cleansing with holy water. Fountains were installed in the vicinities of ancient churches precisely for this purpose. Holy water stoups replaced fountains and, indeed, their shape is directly derived from them. They were first located outside the door, then in the atrium and, lastly, inside the church, near the entrance, and it is still common practice for Christians, especially Catholics, to anoint themselves on entry to 'bless' themselves. Some keep a little holy water at home, to bless their house...

No matter what your leanings, holy water stoups always look historical, vintage and sacred, and look great upon a wall especially at Christmas...

Size: 9 cm x 17 cm

Materials Used: Pewter

Ref: CT0066901

Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini

It is possible to personalise this product - please see price options and then add details at Checkout.

100% Lead Free

All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.


Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.

See more: Water Stoups
***Our Italian workshop is closed for the summer - orders will be shipped ASAP in September once we have reopened - many thanks for your patience! Free standard delivery on all UK orders of £150 and over *** If your country is not listed please contact us for details *** DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 SITUATION & BREXIT SETTLING-IN SOME ORDERS MAY BE DELAYED - WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED *** Free UK standard shipping on orders over £150
Scroll to top