Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious

This gilded silver chalice combines the beauty of Byzantine design with the elegance of Roman and Gothic craftsmanship in an eclectic masterpiece. The intricacy of this chalice stems not only from the multiplicity of styles at work but with the various gracefully combined materials utilized such as sky-blue pearls, enamel, in addition to touches of silver and many varieties of gold. Acanthus leaves adorn the bottom of the chalice supported with diverse scenes engraved portraying Jesus Christ passing on his mission to the 12 Apostles following him; whereas in the background stands the ravishing image of sacred Jerusalem and a palm. At the bottom of the stem rise four embossed acanthus leaves, separated by sky-blue pearls, in which sits individual “enameled” representations of the four gospel writers. Going up the stem, eight pearls elegantly rest equal in beauty and style to the ones at the bottom surrounded by engravings, which add a touch of grandeur and exquisiteness to the esthetics of this chalice. Four graceful acanthus leaves seem to effortlessly hold the cup which exhibits tasteful engravings of lilies and crosses in an ogival rotary shape. Towards the middle of the cup lay three glossy lilies in a fluid design on a matte background with a blue pearl in the center. This design repeats itself four times around the cup, which symbolizes the four cardinal points. In between, lie intricately engraved medallions representing the four cardinal virtues, Justice, Prudence, Fortitude and Temperance. This work of art was delicately handcrafted by la Maison Favier, a well renowned craftsman from Lyon, France. The paten is in very good condition and depicts an image of the Holy Communion engraved in a circular medallion on the back. The chalice sits in its original wooden box. The gold plating is in very good condition. The chalice and the paten are in solid silver with French silver hallmarks (Minerva) and Faviers stamps. Chalice: Height: 22, 7 cm 8,937 inches base: 13,6 cm (Acanthus) 5,354 inches Cup: 11,2 cm 4,409 inches Chalice weight: 806 g Paten : 14,6 cm 5,748 inches Weight : 137 grams. The various items presented on my account, originate from my personal collection (auctions, monasteries, exchanges). I will do my best to describe in detail the items and their condition. Kindly note that the items are antique pieces of art, you should take into consideration their age, and the amount of wear and tear they might have suffered. For info and queries please don’t hesitate to contact to find any suitable agreement. All of the items will be securely and neatly packaged with paper and bubble wrap. No compensation for lost or damaged items. The item “Antique Fine French Silver Chalice and Paten, calice Favier Lyon XIXc Religious” is in sale since Saturday, December 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Other Christian Collectibles”. The seller is “fiatlux212″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Featured Refinements: Silver Chalice
December 28, 2017 at 4:35 am by admin
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