John Hardman & Co travelling chrismatory

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A rare gothic Victorian silver Chrismatory by the leading gothic metal working firm of John Hardman & Co.  The design possibly by Augsutus Pugin.  The chrismatory is dated Birmingham 1853 the year after Pugin’s death.  Small English chrismatories like this are rare and were used to hold different oils for the Roman Catholic sacrement of baptism and possibly other services. This chrismatory also carries the signature for the Rev J Wilson and each element of the piece is also marked “R”. Beautifully made in four parts that each screw together. A similar chrismatory from around 1800 can be seen in the Victoria & Albert Museum ref M6:1 4-2005.

Maker: John Hardman & Co

Designer: Unknown, possibly Augustus Pugin

Date : 1853

Marks: JH & Co, Birmingham, date letter “E”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent, makers mark slightly rubbed

Size: 8cm high, 3cm diameter

Weight : 103 grams, 3.6oz

SKU: A73 Category: