Elizabethan Provincial Communion Chalice

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Object Description

An exceptionally rare Elizabethan Provincial Communion Chalice; the domed base is surrounded by a stippled decoration and supports a knopped stem between two fluted edged disks; the tapering bowl with slightly flared rim is engraved with a band of arabesques; makers mark only ‘LS’ for Lawrence Stratford of Dorchester c. 1575.

This piece is approx. 6 inches high and weighs 5 1/2 oz.

A very similar cup by this maker is illustrated in Michael Clayton’s Collector’s Dictionary in plate 142.

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