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    Sale 5266

    Portrait Miniatures, Objects of Vertu, Silver & Russian Works of Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2042

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND GEM-SET MONSTRANCE

    MARK OF THOMAS THOMASON & CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1884

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND GEM-SET MONSTRANCE
    MARK OF THOMAS THOMASON & CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1884
    The rising circular base set with a shell cameo of Christ wearing the crown of thorns; a 1st AFGHAN WAR medal "Cabul 1842"; and a SUTLEJ CAMPAIGN medal for SOBRAON (1846), the traditional 'sunburst' applied with a red enamel, diamond and pearl-set cross with inverted teardrop-shaped garnet with a diamond set at either end, the centre luna compartment edged with pearl-set trefoils, below which is the Chi-rho monogram formed in pearls, set into a Jasper background, below which is a micro-mosaic cross, 27½in. (70cm.) high. The base is fitted with a removeable disc plate engraved with a latin inscription (see condition report for text).
    Carrying case and cloth. (2)


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