1825 Laurent Amiot Silver Reliquary

1825 Laurent Amiot Silver Reliquary

2,200.00

An 1825 Laurent Amiot sterling silver reliquary pectoral cross. This piece was made for one of the nuns at the Hôpital-Général de Québec. Scarce and important heavy sterling silver reliquary with a hinged lid. Made by Canada's most important silversmith of the 18th and early 19th century. Condition is very good with some wear and scratches, but no major dents or dings.

-Dimensions are: 9.5 x 37 x 88mm. Unusually heavy construction at 56.1 grams.
-Hidden hinges. Reliquary unlocks and opens when the rowel is removed at the bottom
-Engraved with simple flowers and hearts. Also engraved with the messages: "Vivent Jesus et Marie" and "Marie a été conçue sans péché"
-Marked with serif capitals for the maker 'L.A' in an oval cartouche. Because the hallmark is struck to the interior, its condition is near perfect.

Material

Silver

Dimensions

Pendant height: 88.25 Millimeters; Pendant width: 37 Millimeters

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