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LOT 0478

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,860 - 11,070
USD ($) 10,450 - 13,060

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£6,494 (EUR 7,190; USD 8,479) (+bp*)

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Medieval Silver Hexagonal Chalice

13th-14th century AD

A chased silver chalice comprising a bowl with six D-shaped panels decorated with foliate motifs, framed by raised swags and tear-shaped bosses; the conical pedestal stepped; on the rim three attachment points for a cover, removed and repaired in antiquity. 128 grams, 71mm high (2 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
In a UK private collection 2012-2020; acquired from Antiquarium Ltd, New York, USA; found on the Thames foreshore near Greenwich, London, UK, by Lee Hunt in the 1970s; recorded with the Museum of London; accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate no.S00057125, and UK export permit no.PAE11287/11.