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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage Sheffield Silver Communion Cup



Details of this Chalice:

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Unknown; England (?)

CONDITION: Good; usual wear, tarnish, superficial marks

AGE: Vintage

MATERIAL: Silverplate; original plating and patina

SPECIAL MARKINGS: " Chle's of Sheffield - Since 1779"

DIMENSIONS (Apx.) Rim 3.5"/ Base 2.85" / Height 7.25"

DETAILS: Beautiful and graceful chalice. Classic, curved stem. OTHER: Visit our eBay store to see our other fine vintage chalices currently in stock. We add new chalices weekly.

A Historical Note:

Simply described, a chalice is a cup. More specifically, when used for religious purposes as is practiced by Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Lutheranism and many other Christian denominations, "a holy chalice" is a wine cup used to celebrate the Eucharist, also called The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion. Although made from numerous different materials, chalices are most often made of precious metal and are sometimes richly jewelled. Chalices have been used for sacred puposes since ancient times with the most infamous chalice remaining to be "The Holy Grail" used by the Lord Jesus Christ at The Last Supper that he shared with his disciples in the upper room.

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