Please note: I have added 16 large photos to the bottom of this listing to try and show the item in as much detail a possible so please take the time to view them all carefully. This is a fabulous antique silver Sheffield plate religious Monstrance related to Roman Catholic services. It has the central clear bevelled front glass part which has a hinge on the back so you can put a RELIC in here.This is 2 and 1/2 inch dia. X just over 1 inch deep inside. Star lunar shape with a cross right on top. It has grape vines on the lunar near the bottom. The oval base is probably loaded with some sort of weight to help keep it upright when in use.
It has repousse design on here and IHS monogram on both sides. The base has the makers name stamped in GAINSFORD with the little Elephants Head trade mark at both ends of the name.
Robert Gainsford was founded in 1808. I do not know what period this Monstrance is from.
In collectable condition with normal signs of age and use wear. Please see pictures provided for more details and visual confirmation of condition. 19 inch tall with an oval base of 6 and 1/2 inch x 4 and 3/4 inch.It is in really fabulous condition. My stock ref : silver shelf. Scale is usually an English 1 penny coin which is 20mm in diameter which is just short of 7/8ths of an inch in diameter, or a universal Coke can, and we all know how big those are.
In the title or description it means. Condition which may have scuffs, scratches and damage. If you have any questions, please contact me via eBa y messages. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped worldwide.