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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    A SILVER-GILT CHALICE

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK F.G IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1788

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    A SILVER-GILT CHALICE
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK F.G IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1788
    Of baluster form with flared lip and fluted stem on a domed base, the sides with four pendants depicting Christ, the Mother of God, St. John and the Crucifixion, against a hatched square pattern, inscribed around the rim, receive the body of Christ and taste the fountain of immortality, the base embossed with four crests, each within a wreath and ribbon cartouche interspersed by floral motifs, with a beaded border
    Height: 9¼ in. (23.5 cm)


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