18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, France, tapering handles terminating in a pair of iron plates with one side engraved with fleur-de-lis, Easter lamb holding a cross, and signed "FhL 1749," the other plate engraved with stylized birds, flowers, sun, stars, and a small cross, lg. 40 in.
Provenance: Calmels Cohen, Andre Breton Collection, April 14th 2003, Lot 3425.
Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 93-98.
Note: This iron was created for a 1749 Easter mass.
Provenance: The property of Laurent Adamowicz.
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