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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 270

    A PAIR OF CHARLES II SILVER COMMUNION CUPS AND PATENS

    LONDON, 1683, MAKER'S MARK HR PELLETS ABOVE AND BELOW

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CHARLES II SILVER COMMUNION CUPS AND PATENS
    LONDON, 1683, MAKER'S MARK HR PELLETS ABOVE AND BELOW
    The cups tapering cylindrical and on spreading base with knopped stem, the patens each circular and on trumpet foot, the rim engraved with lines, the cups each marked near rim and under foot, the patens each marked near rim, each later engraved with a scratchweight, the cups '130z 17dwt' and '130z 7dwt', the patens '40z 11dwt' and '40z 7dwt'
    the cups 8½ in. (21.2 cm.) high
    36 oz. (1,107 gr.) (4)


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    St Alkmond was a Prince of the Royal house of Northumberland, son of Alhred of Northumbria. He spend many years, during the Northumbrian dynastic struggles, in exile with the Picts before returning home with an army. Not long after his return he was murdered, sometime around 800, near the modern city of Derby. A local cult was quickly established and six churches were dedicated in his name. St Alkmond's Shrewsbury, from with the three followings lots come, was probably founded circa 912 by Aethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The St. Alkmond's Shrewsbury Communion Plate
    Lots 270-273