French Original Cased Pair Silver Baptismal Oil Containers

French Original Cased Pair Silver Baptismal Oil Containers

Code: MT23152


W: 7.5cm (3")H: 7cm (2.8")D: 3.2cm (1.3")

£980.00 Approx $1245.24, €1144.86

A very fine and scarce French pair silver Baptismal oil containers in its original leather fitted travelling case dating from 1850. The two cylindrical shaped oil containers are conjoined and both have tight fitting covers mounted with crosses. The oil containers have engraved initials OC and SC probably denoting oil and incense which would have been used in the baptismal ceremony. The identical lids too are similarly marked to ensure that these are not mixed up. The containers appear to have a slightly gilded finish to the interior and the oil containers are engraved to the bases and date 1850. They come in their original leather case with a small brass hook clip and are also hallmarked.

Often such items would be bequeathed or gifted to the church by devoted parishioners and rarely are available.

Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market.

In good condition with wear associated with age and use, wear to leather case with some light damages from use.

Origin : France
Manufacture Date : Circa 1850
Materials : , Leather