Reliquary - Louis XV - Silver and wood - First half 18th century

Description
Reliquary - Louis XV - Silver and wood - First half 18th century
Italy

Reliquary in embossed foil, with acanthus leaves and flowers, column-shaped stem decorated with pods and grooves, resting on two feet in leafed spirals.
Dimensions: height 34 cm, base 19.5 x 10.5 cm,
maximum width: 13.5 cm,
the internal available space for the relic is 3.5 x 4 cm.
The curly wooden base on the right is partly detached, the cross was reconstructed in remote times, it is not made of silver.
Everything else is in assayed silver as shown in the photos.
No hallmarks.
The gilded wooden base is ancient but was not originally made with this reliquary.

Lot details
Object
Reliquary
Material
Silver and wood
Style
Louis XV
Estimated Period
First half 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Weight
516 g
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