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Medieval Reformation Gilt Bronze Chalice

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 612

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,410 - 4,540
USD ($) 4,190 - 5,590
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £2,475 (EUR 2,811; USD 3,458)
MEDIEVAL REFORMATION GILT BRONZE CHALICE

Circa early 16th century AD, with later alteration. A hybrid chalice created from two pre-existing elements: the lower a hexagonal-section stem expanding to a six-lobed stepped base, with an incised cross pattée on one facet; the stem encircled with a bulb bearing six pelleted discs between petals; beneath the base the engraved inscription in seriffed capitals 'SVM.I' and 'BOVILLEZ 1663'; above, attached to the stem a hemispherical silver cup with stepped, everted rim bearing the engraved date 1763 beneath a monogram comprising the initials 'CFH' beneath a (ducal?) crown. Silver and gilt, 415 grams, 165 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition.

Literature
See Robinson, J. Masterpieces. Medieval Art p.26-7.

Footnotes
The chalice cup was customarily made from from silver-gilt in order to be worthy of the Eucharist, even when the stem and base were of copper-alloy.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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