Lobed and enameled foot supporting the long stem, studded with enamel floral decoration, the upper rim of the cup showing the twelve apostles in champlevé enamel. Hallmarked with maker's mark and Minerva head for .950 silver to both ciborium and paten. Presented in its original case.
Dimensions: Height 24.5cm. Diameter of the paten: 16cm.
Weight: Ciborium 742g. Paten 207g.
Arguably the greatest of the French silversmiths of religious works of art, Armand-Calliat produced magnificent liturgical objects from 1853 to 1901. The first period of his work was marked by his collaboration with the neogothic architect Pierre Bossan and until the 1860s he produced works in this style for important French shrines such as Lourdes, Salette and Fourvieres, as well as for the Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes and commissions for the popes Pius IX and Leon XIII. Armand-Calliat won prizes at the Universal Exhibition in London in 1862 and Paris in 1867, 1878, 1889 and 1900.
Condition: Overall in a good condition, some enamel loss, small dent to the foot. See pictures for a detailed impression.
This lot will be carefully packaged and sent by registered and insured mail.
- Ciborium and paten in original case
- Enamel, Gilt, Silver
- Designer/ Artist
- Thomas-Joseph Armand-Calliat (1822-1901)
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Gothic Style
- Estimated Period
- Mid 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
- 24.5×15×15 cm
- 742 g