Luzar Vestments: Antique Poussielgue-Rusand Chalice
Luzar Vestments - Antique Chalice - Gothic style - Poussielgue-Rusand
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Antique Chalice by Poussielgue-Rusand Ref 6439
19th century French Gothic Chalice & Paten in solid silver gilt by Poussielgue-Rusand.
The Chalice and Paten are made in solid silver, both pieces are gilded all over. Both are hallmarked with silver hallmarks throughout.
This Chalice and Paten were made by Placide Poussielgue-Rusand (1824-1899), one of the most highly respected French Ecclesiastical Silversmiths of the 19th century.
Poussielgue-Rusand made many high quality pieces of Church Silver, and this Chalice presents some of his finest work.
The Chalice and Paten bear the maker's mark of Placide Poussielgue-Rusand, 'PPR'.
The calix is made in fine hand chaste filigree work. Set on this are four round blue/gold enamels depicting the following scenes with Latin inscriptions:
- The Last Supper, inscribed 'Hoc Est Corpus Meum'
- The Crucifixion, inscribed 'Pro Vobis Effundetor'
- Christ is laid in the sepulchre
- The doubting Thomas inscribed 'Dominus Meus et Deus Meus'
The cup is further finished with four red garnets.
The round stem leads to the decorative knop, which is further finished with four round blue/gold enamels of the Four Evangelists, inset with four red garnets.
The decorative stem leads down to the quatrefoil shaped base. There are four raised gargoyles leading down the stem to the base, finishing with raised heads on the very bottom of the base.
Between the gargoyles are sets of red garnets in various sizes.
The base itself is finished with semi-circular shaped blue/gold enamels, depicting various scenes from the Old Testament.
The edge of the base is finished with further fine filigree work with steps down to the very edge.
The matching Paten is made in solid silver, gilded all over, and it fits the Chalice very well.
The Paten is finished with coloured enamel and engraving work, depicting the Agnus Dei, edged in blue enamelling as used on the Chalice.
Chalice height 26.5cm. Base diameter 16.5cm. Diameter of top of cup 11cm. Diameter of Paten 15.5cm. Overall weight of Chalice & Paten 1,494g.
Complete with brand new fitted and lined carrying case.
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