07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Renaissance-style Gilt-bronze Covered Chalice

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM


Renaissance-style Gilt-bronze Covered Chalice, France or Italy, second half 19th century, the finial cast as St. George slaying the dragon, the whole chased and embossed, over cover with arabesque designs filled with grotesques, the circular rim with four outset semicircles supporting pendant putti, over quatrefoil body decorated with cloudwork and vining tendrils, supported by urn-form standard adorned with four putti monopodia, on circular stepped base mounted on marble, total ht. 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Scattered loss and darkening to gilt. No evidence of repairs.


France, Italy