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Chalice and paten

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The chalice stands on a splayed foot with applied twisted-chain edging and pierced quatrefoils on the applied vertical section of the foot. Lobed hexagonal sections rising from the foot contain three engraved panels with champlevé enamel in opaque blue, white, and translucent red that depict...

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Inscription

Chalice: At scene of Baptism of Christ, on a ribbon above the figures in Gothic script: "This is my / beloved Son / in whom I am well pleased;" above the crucifixion [alpha] / [omega]; on the crucifix: "INRI." Underside of lobes marked with numbers intended to match with pierced quatrefoil edge. Numbering begins with 7, ending at 12, with other numbers, some of them duplicates, appearing as well. Paten: Engraved on the rim in Gothic script, with each word separated by a leaf, and set within a band of hatched background engraving: "holy * holy * holy * Lord * God * of hosts heaven and earth are full of thy glory."

Marks

"COOPER & FISHER / 131 AMITY ST NY" in roman letters on each; the chalice is missing a portion of the street name. The chalice is marked on applied foot rim; the paten is marked on back

Provenance

Originally made for Trinity Chapel, New York, about 1855. Subsequent history unknown until consigned by the Reverend Gregory T. Bittner to Sotheby's, New York, auction in 1996, where it was purchased by the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians, Curator's Fund, and Ron Bourgeault

1855

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

186, Falino and Ward

Dimensions

Overall (Chalice): 25.1 x 14 cm, 0.9 kg (9 7/8 x 5 1/2 in., 2 lb.) Overall (Paten): 1.3 x 24.1 cm, 0.5 kg (1/2 x 9 1/2 in., 1 lb.)

Accession Number

1996.27.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver, silver-gilt, enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware