Poussilegue-Rusand Ciborium French Antique solid silver
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Antique 19th century Gothic Ciborium by Poussielgue-Rusand Ref 6566
French Gothic style Ciborium from the 19th century in solid silver, gilded throughout.
Made by the highly respected French Silversmith Placide Poussielgue-Rusand (1824-1889), one of the best known Ecclesiastical Silversmiths working in France in the 19th century.
Hallmarked throughout with the French silver hallmark, and with the maker's name on all parts.
The calix on the cup is set with six round enamels, depicting the four Old Testament Prophets Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekial and Isiah, with two further enamels of coloured Gothic style crosses.
The lid to the Ciborium features six further enamels of Gothic style coloured crosses, and is surmounted with a decorative cross.
The hexagonal stem leads to the Knop which is set with six round coloured enamels in the same style.
The bottom part of the stem is set with enamels leading down to the six petalled base.
The base has enamels with symbols of the Four Evangelists, between which are coloured Gothic cross enamels.
The bottom edge of the base is pierced with Gothic quatrefoils all round.
Overall Height to top of cross 22cm. Diameter of base 10cm. Diameter of bowl 8cm. Inside depth of bowl 4cm. Overall weight 406g.
In excellent condition throughout. Please ask if you would like any further details or information about this Ciborium.
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