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A FRENCH SILVER-GILT, GOLD AND ENAMEL COMMUNION-SERVICE
A FRENCH SILVER-GILT, GOLD AND ENAMEL COMMUNION-SERVICE

MARK OF CHARLES-EUGENE TRIOULLIER, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH SILVER-GILT, GOLD AND ENAMEL COMMUNION-SERVICE MARK OF CHARLES-EUGENE TRIOULLIER, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY Comprising: a chalice; a paten; a pair of cruets and a stand; the chalice on shaped circular foot, knopped stem and tapering bowl, the foot enamelled with scenes from the New Testament, the bowl with a scene of the crucifixion below a band of applied gems, the paten with Paschal Lamb, the cruets each of bulbous form, similarly decorated with bosses of saints between strapwork, the foliate final terminating in a gem, upon a shaped oval stand flat-chased with strapwork and fruiting vines incorporating enamel lozenge panels, on a matted ground, marked below rim and underneath chalice, on rim of paten, underneath and to cover bezel of cruets, underneath stand the chalice 9¾ in. (2.7 cm.) high total gross weight 78 oz. 13 dwt. (2,446 gr.)

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A silver-gilt chalice and paten with comparable enamel decoration also by Trioullier in the collection of The Petit Palais, Paris.

Charles-Eugène Trioullier exhibited 'Church plate and bronzes' at the 1862 International Exhibition in London (see International Exhibition of 1862, Official Catalogue of the Industrial Department, London, p. 200).

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