Do not take it for granted the chalice in this condition being over 300 years old.
Catholic Church Supplies and Church Goods from Poland and elsewhere make excellent Baroque replicas in gilt silver; chased and embossed.Attractive and lucrative marks and engravings are added by unscrupulous dealers.
The chalice would have to be examined by a specialist.
I have no Informations that church silver being counterfeited, but I am learning.
amena wrote:Hi TheoI have no Informations that church silver being counterfeited, but I am learning.
Well, you can also find church silver items with fancy hallmarks.
For example in this cross
https://www.beweb.chiesacattolica.it/be ... ce+astile#
you can see a hallmark that leaves you puzzled by its crispiness after 310 years. Furthermore, that type of "flowery" crown is not at all analogous to the shape of the crowns of the time.
It is very similar to the shape of the crowns of Mr. Ciro Jacomino, who loved to produce objects in the forms of past centuries.
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Sometimes, in his works,there are also modern stamps, sometimes not.
I believe that the cross was donated by a believer in good faith, as an object of worship in the old style, without wanting to deceive anyone.
But evidently someone was deceived.
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