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Antique Gothic Chapel Set - Chalice and Cruets
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Antique Gothic Chapel Set Ref 6559 - comprising Chalice, Cruets, and Sanctus Bell
19th century French Gothic Chapel Set in solid silver gilt. The set comprises Chalice with Paten, pair of Cruets with Tray, Sanctus Bell.
The set was made by the French Silversmiths Demarquet Freres who worked in Paris from 1863 onwards.
All pieces are made in solid silver, gilded all over, and hallmarked throughout.
All pieces are finished with fine hand chaste filigree work, set with delicate enamels in white, blue and turquoise tones.
The Gothic style Chalice has a calix made in fine filigree work, set with enamelled leaves and flowers, and silver gilt bunches of grapes set in the filigree.
The round stem leads to the knop, which is set with tiny flowers round the edge, and filigree work to the top and bottom.
The stem leads to the six petalled base, which is finished with larger white and turquoise enamels to three petals, with rich filigree work throughout. A small dark blue enamelled cross is set on one petal.
The matching well design Paten has a fine engraving of The Crucifixion with Our Lady and St John. This is surrounded with fine beading work. The Paten is also gilded all over.
The height of the Chalice is 26cm; the diameter of the base is 17cm; the diameter of the top of the cup is 10.5cm.
The diameter of the Paten is 15.5cm. The overall weight of the Chalice and Paten is 929g.
The cruets and tray are finished with the same filigree and coloured enamel work. The cruets are made in engraved crystal with silver casing work, base, top, lid and handle.
The crystal work is individually designed with grapes on one cruet and bullrushes on the other. The lids to the cruets are hinged for opening.
The base of each cruet is the same petalled hexafoil shape as the Chalice base.
The tray measures 30.5cm x 20cm at the maximum points. The cruets measure 17.5cm in height. The overall weight of the Cruets with the tray is 1,023g.
The matching Sanctus Bell is made in solid silver gilt, finished with fine beading work and coloured enamels to the top section. The remainder of the bell is finished with fine engraving work.
The bell measures 12cm in height by 6cm in diameter at the base. The weight of the bell is 126g.
The overall total weight of the whole set is 2,078g.
The set comes complete with the original lined, fitted case to incorporate the whole set. The box has brass fixing, and is lockable by key (supplied with 2 keys).
This antique Chapel Set is in excellent condition throughout. The set is of excellent quality. Please ask if you would like any further details or information about this set.
Price for the set: £10,995.
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