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PORTABLE COMMUNION CONTAINER

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PORTABLE COMMUNION CONTAINER

Made by: R. L.

Currently in storage


About this object

Portable communion container used to take communion to the sick, is in the shape of a cross. Crucifixion is depicted on the top, with Mary on the left and John the Baptist on the right. At top of cross is a triangle with God written on it and rays emanating from it. Top is hinged to the bottom of the container, which has four compartments in a long section is a miniature chalice and in a compartment at top is a msall box with a lid for host. Cross has a hook at top and could be worn on chain around priest's neck.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
PORTABLE COMMUNION CONTAINER
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1793
Size:
11.8 x 9.2 cm (4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.604.1
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK 1793, AT for assayer Andrei Titov, AOP in Cyrillic for unknown alderman, RL in Cyrillic for unknown maker, St. George for Moscow, on lid at foot of cross and inside bottom date and assayer on chalice. No mark on box.
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. John F. Wilhelmy, Jr., 1993
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007"