Sterling Silver Communion Set - Antique Victorian (1899). An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver communion set - boxed; an addition to our diverse religious silverware collection. This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver communion set consists of a chalice, paten and wine jug.The surface of each ecclesiastical piece is embellished with fine and impressive engraved inverted scalloped borders accented with simplified fleur-de-lis style motifs to each point and panels of matte textured ornamentation. The body of the jug and chalice are encircled with impressive arched motifs incorporating large tri-lobed leaf designs. The chalice has a circular tapering form onto a knopped pedestal and hexafoil spreading foot. The interior of the chalice retains the original gilding. The paten has a plain circular form with a central circular well embellished with a cross-flory design amidst a simplified inverted scalloped border. The impressive wine jug has a baluster shaped form to a circular spreading foot. The aforementioned ornamentation incorporates applied girdles, in addition to a plain applied moulded border to the upper rim. The underside of the spout is embellished with a fleur-de-lis design accented with a matte texture. The jug bears an angular handle with a scrolling lower terminal and is fitted with the original sterling silver and cork push fit stopper, surmounted with an impressive cross pattée decoration finial.
This antique silver communion set is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with velvet and satin interior and securing with a push fit catch. This exceptional set was crafted by the London silversmiths Sidney Blunt & Frederick Dendy Wray of Blunt, Wray & Co. A cross pattee (pattée, patty) is also known as a cross formée. This antique ecclesiastical set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.The original presentation box shows signs of wear in keeping with age and use. Full hallmarks struck to the each piece are very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware. Length from back of handle to tip of spout. Maker: Blunt, Wray & Co (S Blunt & F D Wray). We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store.
For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Victorian Sterling Silver Communion Set" is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.