Silverware

A FRENCH HALLMARKED SILVER MONSTRANCE

Lot No
11
Description
This is an exquisite Monstrance with intricate design and all the essential symbols of Christianity. The Monstrance gets transformed into the dwelling place of the Son of God as it is used to exhibit and exalt the Consecrated Eucharist Host during Eucharistic Adoration or Benediction of The Blessed Sacrament. The stunning craftsmanship is unparalleled with beautiful detailing of the sun along with its rays which establishes the presence of Jesus Christ who is the Light of the world, deftly carved grapevine and stalk of wheat which denotes the body and blood of Christ. Towards the base an incise icon of the sacrificial lamb placed on an altar is observed. The elaborate design of the Monstrance highlights its antiquity attributes considering contemporary Monstrance design is more minimalistic in nature. The maker of this Monstrance is Charles Picard, Paris circa 1875 Ofervrie Deglise Picard . Their hallmark is on the base of the antique which is the Head of Minerva .
19.8 x 10 x 5 in
Gross weight : 650 grams
Estimate
Rs. 1,00,000 - 1,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 5,57,865

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.

(payment only in Indian Rupees)

Provenance : From an elite South India based private collection.