Sterling Silver Communion Chalice and Paten - Antique Elizabethan (1569)

GBP 24,450.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Elizabethan English sterling silver communion chalice and paten; an addition to our diverse religious silverware collection.

This exceptional two piece antique Elizabethan sterling silver communion set consists of a chalice and paten/diskos.

The chalice has a cylindrical tapering shaped form onto a plain knopped pedestal and spreading circular foot.

The body of this sterling silver communion cup is encircled with a simplified band of engraved leaf decoration with interlacing segments.

The rim of the chalice foot is encircled with an egg decorated border.

The paten has a plain circular form to a plain circular pedestal foot; this paten can also be inverted to form a secure cover.

The underside and foot of the paten are encircled with further engraved decoration reflecting the style of that to the chalice body.

This antique cup and paten have a fine colour and patination*.

Often such communion sets are divided through time; original 16th century sets are rare and becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.

Dimensions
Diameter 8.2cm/3.2″

Diameter of foot 6.9cm/2.7″

Height 16.1cm/6.3″

Total Weight
6.9 troy ounces/214g

Object History

Maker: Robert Medley
Date: 1569
Origin: London, England

Object Condition

This antique silver communion cup and paten are an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality as to be expected for its type.

This impressive example of 16th century silverware is in exceptional condition in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the chalice and paten are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

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