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Sacred Reliquaries
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Sacred Catholic Reliquaries

Provenance:

Many the relics listed below come from the life-long collection of the late Monsignor Corrado Balducci, obtained directly from the executor of his estate.

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, (1923 - 2008), was a Roman Catholic theologian of the Vatican Curia, a close friend of the Pope, long time exorcist for the Archdiocese of Rome, and a Prelate of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Monsignor Balducci often appeared on Italian TV to talk about religion, satanism, and other topics.


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Greek silver reliquary depicting the St. George slaying the Dragon.

Greece, 19th century

Silver , original chain, missing top cover panel

61-MR-25
$700

Ca. 1800 Documented Relic of the True Cross in Crystal Theca

Великолепно сохранившаяся реликвия Животворящего Креста в оригинальной хрустальной ставротеке рубежа XIX века. Мощевик опломбирован печатью из красного испанского сургуча с гербом монсеньора Джованни Леркари (1722-1802), Архиепископа города Генуя и генерального викария декана коллегии кардиналов Генриха Бенедикта Стюарта. Сопровождается оригинальным сертификационным документом датированным 1800 годом, разрешающим публичное почитание.

Perfectly preserved relic of the True Cross housed in original rock crystal theca. Reliquary is secured by seal of Spanish red wax with a coat of arms of Spanish Monsignor Giovanni Lercaro (1722-1802), Archbishop of Genoa, and vicar-general Dean of the College of Cardinals of Henry Benedict Stuart. Accompanied by the original matching authentics document permitting public veneration dated 1800.

 

108-DDR-28
Price upon request

 

 

18th Century Pilgrim’s Cross With 32 Documented Relics

Необычный реликварий XVIII века из посеребреной латуни содержащий крест паломника из церкви Гроба Господня в Иерусалиме 1730 года, содержащий частицы горы Сион и Святых Яслей Господа нашего и 32 различных мощей с сопроводительными документами XVIII и XIX века.

Attractive Italian Baroque revival, partially silver-plated brass altar cross, housing 32 documented first-class relics and containing a rare XVIII century pilgrim’s cross from the Holy Sepulcher. The pilgrim’s cross is of Jerusalem manufacture, circa 1730, and has engraved and inlaid mother-of-pearl faces. The pilgrim’s cross itself houses relics of Mount Zion and the Holy Manger of our Lord. The base holds four reliquary thecas cpntaining the following relics: (Right theca) S. Ignatius Loyola 2. S. Joachim, Father of the B.V.M. 3. S. Borgia 4. S. Aloisius Gonzaga 5. S. Agnes 6. S. Scholastica 7. S. Francis Xavier 8. Column of Flagellation D.N.J.C. 9. S. Gregory the Great 10. S. Katherine 11. S. Innocent 12. S. Michael 13. S. Nicholas 14. S. John 15. S. Anthony 16. Holy Sepulchre of the B.V.M. (Left theca) 1. S. Louis, King of France 2. S. Ignatius, Bishop and Martyr 3. S. Benedict, Abbot 4. Ex Veste B.V.M. 5. S. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M. 6. S. Anna, Mother of the B.V.M. 7. S. Leo the Great, Doctor of the Church and Pope 8. S. Charles Borromeo 9. S. Francis of Assisi 10. S. Ignatius of Loyola 11. S. Helen 12. S. Lucy, Virgin Martyr 13. S. Angelica (Top theca) 1. S. Vincent Ferrer. (Bottom theca) 1. S. Christina, Virginia Martyr 2. S. Aloysius Gonzaga. Supporting 18th and early 19th century authentics are provided for all of the relics, with seals matching those on the reliquary thecas themselves.

47-MR-55
$19,500

Silverplate Baroque Standing Monstrance Reliquary Italy, Circa 1750 Housing Two Reliquary Thecae

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий две теки с мощами восьми католических святых

Circa 1750 Italian carved wood monstrance reliquary with chased silverplated facing, 26 1/2 (67 cm) inches tall. Housing two reliquary thecae.


1. Saint Paschal Baylon (1540-1592) the patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) - one of the most venerated religious figures in history as a founder of the Order of Friars Minor, Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis, Saint Stanislaus Kostka (1550-1568) - Polish novice of the Society of Jesus, [one cedula not readable]
2. Saint Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) - missionary Valencian Dominican friar, Saint Nicholas Tolentino (1246-1305) Italian Augustinian Friar saint and mystic known as the Patron of Holy Souls, Saint Andrew Avellino (1521-1608) - Italian saint venerated as patron saint of Naples and Sicily and invoked especially against a sudden death, [one cedula not readable]

101-DDR-65
Price upon request

Italian circa 1750 Silverplate Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with six Virgin Martyrs venerated by both Catholic and Orthodox Churches

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами шести католических и православных святых мучениц - Варвары Илиопольской, Аполонии Александрийской, Анастасии Узорешительницы, Луции Сиракузской и Екатерины Александрийской.

Highly ornate Italian circa 1750 carved wood Baroque monstrance reliquary with chased silverplated facing, 24 inches (60 cm) tall. Housing brass reliquary theca with six Virgin Martyrs: Great Martyr Saint Barbara - the patron of armourers, military engineers, gunsmiths, miners and anyone else who worked with cannon and explosives. She is invoked against thunder and lightning and all accidents arising from explosions of gunpowder and venerated by these who face the danger of sudden and violent death in work, Great Martyr Saint Apollonia of Alexandria - the patroness of dentistry and those suffering from toothache, Great Martyr Saint Anastasia of Sirmium (The Roman) (In the Orthodox Church, she is venerated as St. Anastasia the Pharmakolytria, i.e. "Deliverer from Potions") who is credited with the protection of the faithful from poison and other harmful substances, Great Martyr Saint Lucy of Syracuse as the patron saint of the blind and those with eye-trouble, and Great Martyr Saint Catherine of Alexandria - the most important of the virgin martyrs, patroness of young maidens and female students, looked upon as the holiest and most illustrious of the virgins of Christ after the Blessed Virgin Mary. One cedula is illegible

102-DDR-65
Price upon request

Circa 1750 Italian Silverplate Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Four Apostles

 

 

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами четырех святых апостолов - Петра, Павла, Андрея и Иакова Зеведеева

This 18th century Baroque monstrance houses a later theca with the relics of four apostles: Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Andrew, and Saint James the Great, identified by the cedula.

 

 

 

 

103-DDR-65
Price upon request

Circa 1720 Italian Carved Wood Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Five Female Saints

Итальянский монстранс начала XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами пяти женщин-святых

Carved wooden and gessoed standing monstrance reliquary, Italian circa 1720, 18 inches (46 cm) tall, housing a reliquary theca with five female saints: Saint Eutichiana, V.M., Saint Liberata, V.M. - the patron saint of the village of Pizzone, Italy, Saint Euphrasia, V.M - a Constantinopolitan nun who is venerated for her piety and charity, Saint Anastasia of Sirmium (The Roman) (In the Orthodox Church, she is venerated as St. Anastasia the Pharmakolytria, i.e. "Deliverer from Potions") who is credited with the protection of the faithful from poison and other harmful substances, and Saint Maria Salome - a follower of Jesus, sometimes identified as the wife of Zebedee, the mother of James and John, two of the Apostles of Jesus, and sometimes also as the sister of Mary, mother of Jesus. In Roman Catholic tradition Salome is counted as one of the Three Marys, as identified by the cedula

 

104-DDR-65
Price upon request

Circa 1720 Italian Carved Wood Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Five Male Saints

Итальянский монстранс начала XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами пяти католических святых

Carved wooden and gessoed standing monstrance reliquary, Italian circa 1720, 18 inches (46 cm) tall, housing a reliquary theca with five male saints: Great Martyr, the Emperor Blessed Constantine XI Paleologos (1404-1453), the last Emperor of the East Roman Empire, venerated among Orthodox and Byzantine Catholics alike, martyred by the forces of Sultan Mehmet during the assault on Constantinopole. Saint Leonard of Port Maurice (1676-1751) - Italian Franciscan preacher and ascetic writer, Saint Peter Damian (1007-1073), monk of the Order of St. Benedict, Doctor of the Church, Saint James of Catania (c. 730), Bishop and Confessor, Saint Peter of Veron (1206-1252), a 13th-century Italian Catholic priest. He was a Dominican friar and a celebrated preacher

 

105-DDR-65
Price upon request

Circa 1750 Italian Ornate Chased Silverplate Baroque Standing Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca of Saint Rita of Cascia

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами к

атолической святой монахини Риты Кашской

Italian circa 1750 highly ornate, carved wood monstrance reliquary with chased silverplated facing, 22 inches (55 cm) tall. Housing a later reliquary theca with the second class relic of Saint Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) an Italian Augustinian nun, widow and saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as a saint of impossible cases. Her body, which has remained incorrupt over the centuries, is venerated today in the shrine at Cascia, which bears her name.

 

 

 

 

 

106-DDR-65
Price upon request

 

Silver Multi-Reliquary Theca Centered Around the Relic of the True Cross, the Holy Family, and Important Catholic Saints

Редкий и необычный Серебряный мульти-мощевик середины 18го век содержащая частицы Животворящего Креста, мощи Святого Семейства иважных католических святых

  1. Particles of the True Cross (Lign. S Cruc. DNJC)
  2. Saint Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary (S. Joach. Pat. V. Mar)
  3. Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary (S. Ann. Mat. Mar)
  4. Saint Joseph the husband of Mary (S. Jos. Spon. BMV)
  5. (of the sepulcher of the) Blessed Virgin Mary (Ex Sepul. BMV)
  6. Saint Cyril of Alexandria, the Great Martyr (S. Cyri Mart.)
  7. Saint Emygdius, bishop and martyr (S. Emigd. E. m.)
  8. Saint Paschal Baylon, Spanish Eucharistic friar (S. Paschal Bayl.)
  9. Saint Rocco, confessor and one of 14 Holy Helpers (S. Rochi)
  10. Saint Venantius of Camerino, Italian martyr (S. Venanti E. Mart.)
  11. Saint Valentine, Roman saint associated with a tradition of courtly love (S. Valentin. Mart)
  12. Saint Andrew Avellino, Italian saint invoked against a sudden death (S. Andre Avellin.)
  13. Saint Dominic of Osma, Spanish priest, founder of the Dominican order (S. Domenic. Ad)
  14. Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian Catholic friar and preacher, founder of the Order of Saint Francis (S. Francis Ass.)
107-DDR-55
Price upon request

 

 

Rare and Unusual 18th Century Multireliquary Centered Around the Column of Flagellation and the Sepulcher of the Theotokos, and Including First Class Relics of Saint Peter, Apostle; Saint Paul, Apostle; Saint Nicholas Tolentino; Saint Philip Neri, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga; Saint Lucy, Virgin Martyr; Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church; and Saint Paschal Baylon.

Редкий и необычный мульти-мощевик середины 18го века с частицей Столба Бичевания и частицей Усыпальницы Пресвятой Богоматери, окруженных мощами первого класса святых апостолов Петра и Павла, монаха-августинца св. Николая Толентинского, святого Филиппа Нери основателя конгрегации ораторианцев, святой Луции Сиракузской покровительницы слепых почитаемой как в православной, так и в католической традиции, святой Терезы Авильской, испанской монахини-кармелитки почитаемой как Учителя Церкви, и испанского монаха святого Паскаля Байлона.

Mid 18th Century silver-washed brass reliquary theca, comprising First Class, ex ossibus relics of Saints and Apostles Peter and Paul, Italian saint and mystic Saint Nicholas Tolentino known as the Patron of Holy Souls, Saint Philip Neri, known as the Apostle of Rome, Saint Lucy young Christian martyr, patron of the blind, Saint Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, and Spanish Saint Paschal Baylon patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations, dispersed around relics of the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord, and the Sepulcher of the Theotokos. The relics are mounted against a red background, and identified with manuscript cedulae. The theca is sealed with a red Spanish sealing was seal and three sets (of probably four) of double red cords of red silk. The seal shows signs of heat, but the original episcopal seal is largely visible.

99-MR-175
$4,750

A Rare Documented Reliquary of Three Important Saints: Zosimus, Hedwig and Andrew Avellino

Необычный документированный мощевик 18го века с мощами первого класса трех католических святых: святого папы римского Зосимы, святой монахини Ядвиги Силезской покровительницы сирот, и святого Андрея Авеллино покровителя Неаполя и Сицилии.

An unusual 18th century pendant reliquary theca housing three important saints: Pope Saint Zosimus, Saint Hedwig of Andechs and Silesia (Swieta Jadwiga Slaska or Heilige Hedwig von Andechs), and Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor, patron saint of Naples and Sicily who invoked especially against a sudden death. The relics are mounted on a blue background with each relic identified with a manuscript cedula. The silver billon reliquary theca is sealed with a tied episcopal seal, contained in an encapsulated back and accompanied by the early 19th century authentics document signed by Joseph Perugini, Titular Bishop of Porfireone, Domestic Prelate to the Pope.

96-DDR-8
$2,350

 

An Extremely Rare and Fully Documented Relic of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and Doctor of the Church

Документированный мощевик с мощами первого класса святого Блаженного Аврелия Августина, почитаемого как в православной, так и в католической традиции как одного из Отцов и Учителей Церкви, влиятельнейшего проповедника, христианского богослова.

First class, ex ossibus reliquary, comprising a fragment of the saint’s bones rapped in the interment gauze, and attractively mounted in a gilt, cross medallion locket. The relic is accompanied by the original signed and sealed authentics, bearing the authentication of Bishop Francesco Marinelli, papal sacristan and Titular Bishop of Porphireone.

98-DDR-88
$2,850

Reliquary Theca, housing the first class ex Ossibus relics of Saint George of Lydda, Great Martyr, and Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

Мощевик тека датирующийся пр. 1925 гг. с мощами первого класса святого Георгия Лиддского (Победоносца), почитаемого как в православной, так и в католической традиции как великомученника и католической святой Терезы из Лизьё, кармелитской монахини, одной из четырёх женщин, удостоенных титула Учитель Церкви.

Reliquary Theca, brass with a tinned lining, circa 1925, housing the first class relics of Saint George of Lydda, Great Martyr, and Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Doctor of the Church. The theca is 1 1/16" by 13/16," and is embellished with a silvered paperolle. The relics are identified by two manuscript cedulae. The theca bears the intact Spanish sealing wax seal of a monastic institution in Northern France or southern Belgium, and is intact. The seal is protected by the original rear cover lid of the theca, which is present.

101-DDR-52
$1,750

Superb First Class, ex Ossibus relic of Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church with original authentics dated 1766 signed by Domenico Giordani, Titular Patriarch of Antioch and Titular Archbishop of Nicomedia

Мощевик с мощами первого класса святого Иеронима Стридонского, почитаемого как в православной, так и в католической традиции как одного из Учителей Церкви, переводчика Библии и создателя славянского церковного языка Глаголицы, с оригинальным документом от 1766 года подписанным Доменико Джордани, титулярным патриархом Антиохийским и архиепископом Никомидии.

An attractive 18th century silver theca housing a first class, ex Ossibus relic of Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church, best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin , and his commentaries on the Gospel of the Hebrews. The relic is mounted on red grosgrain silk, in a design of gold and silver wire paperolles, and is identified by a manuscript vellum cedula bearing the inscription S. Hiero. Doct. The theca is sealed with red Spanish sealing wax, bearing the seal of Domenicus Jordanus, Titular Archbishop of Nicomedia, shortly before he was appointedTitular Patriarch f Antioch. The theca is furnished with a suspension hanger.

98-DDR-75
$2,750

Extremely rare relic of the Disciple, Saint Andrew the First-Called housed in an elaborate, gilt, 18th century theca

Чрезвычайно редкий мощевик 18го века с мощами святого Апостола Андрея Первозванного.

Reliquary Theca, 18th century, gilt brass, with an elaborate gouache cedula in the shape of the Saint, with two substantial relics of the Saint flanking the Saint’s head between the uprights of the Cross of Saint Andrew. The cedula is inscribed Ex Ossibus S. Andreae Apostoli in a 1st half of the 18th century ductus. The cedula appears to be decorated vellum. There is no seal, and no indication that there ever was a seal; the contents are undisturbed and in outstanding condition.

 

71-DDR-175
$5,750

Rare 19th century silver theca containing a relicsof the Holy Family: The Virgin Mary, Her husband St. Joseph, and her mother St. Anne.

Редкий серебряный мощевик 19го века с реликвиями Святого семейства: Пресвятой Девы Марии, ее мужа Св. Иосифа Обручника и ее матери Св. Анны.

Oval reliquary Theca, 19th century, in silver frame, with a lithographic print cedula in the shape of the Virgin Mother with Child Jesus, containing Holy relics resting on red velvet backing - of the clothes of Virgin Mary (SS. V. Maria), of the cloak of her husband St. Joseph (Pallio S. Joseph), and her mother St Anne (S. Anna). The theca is sealed with intact seal of red Spanish wax.

68-DDR-9
$3,500

19th century theca containing relic of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Reliquary silver theca, 19th century, containing first class relic of Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660) a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. De Paul was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity and is known as the "Great Apostle of Charity". He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and was canonized in 1737. Under a back cover with a portrait of the Saint, it is sealed by a seal of red Spanish wax authenticated by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris.

 

80-DDR-5
$950

 

Exceptional rare 18th century documented reliquary theca with relic of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor of the Church, known in Orthodoxy as Saint Gregory the Theologian.

Мощевик 18го века с мощами святого Григория Богослова, одного из Отцов церкви, входящего в число Великих каппадокийцев, близкого друга и сподвижника Василия Великого.

Impeccable mid 18th century pewter reliquary theca housing a first class [ex ossibus] relic of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor of the Church, known to Orthodoxy as Saint Gregory the Theologian. The relic is mounted on red moire silk, embellished with gold paperolles, and the saint is identified on a manuscript cedula in an 18th century ductus. The theca is sealed with the red Spanish sealing wax seal of Domenico Cardinal Giordano, Titular Archbishop of Nicomedia, Domestic Prelate to the Pope, and Papal Assistant in 1766. The reliquary theca us accompanied by its original authentics, dated 1766. The authentics are docketed in an 18th century ductus: Propaganda Fide. S. Gregorio Nazianzeno Dottore, thus establishing an early provenance for that particular congregation.

72-DDR-125
$3,750

 

 

Estremely rare and important documented ca. 1728 Italian reliquary containing Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary, relic of her spouse St. Joseph and relics of nine other Catholic Saints.

Уникальный документированный итальянский мощевик 18го века с большой частицей волоса Пресвятой Богоматери, частицей туники её мужа, Святого Иосифа, и мощами девяти католических Святых.

Italian silver and parcel gilt Baroque reliquary from the suppressed diocese of Lavello, sealed and documented by Nicolaus Cerbinus, Bishop of the Diocese of Lavello, Metropolitanate of Bari, on April 21, 1728 and containing the following Holy relics:

  1. an exceptionally large sample of Ex Capillis B.V. Mariae [from the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  2. Ex Vestis S. Josephi Sponsis B.V. Mariae [from the Clothing of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  3. Ex Dentis S. Viti. M. [From the Teeth of Saint Vitus, Martyr]
  4. Ex Ossibus S. Francisco Borgiae - [from the bones of St. Francis Borgia]
  5. Ex Ossibus S. Cataldi, Epi [from the bones of Saint Cathaldus, Bishop of Tarentum]
  6. Ex Ossibus S. Montani. M. [from the bones of Saint Montanus, Martyr]
  7. Ex Ossibus S. Francisci de Paula [from the bones of Saint Francis de Paula]
  8. Ex ossibus S. Paschalis Baylon [from the bones of Saint Paschal Baylon]
  9. Ex Ossibus S. Zaccarie Epi., et m. [from the bones of Saint Zacharias, Bishop and Martyr]
  10. Ex Ossibus S. Philippi Nery [from the bones of Saint Philip Neri].
  11. Ex Ossibus S. Nicasy m. [from the bones of Saint Nicasius (of Rheims), Martyr]
73-DDR-245
$49,500

 

Virgins and Widows – Unusual Relic Constellation with Original Papal-level Authentics Signed by Cardinal Respighi, Priest of the Lateran Basilica

Highly unusual collection of female saints, in a large silverplated reliquary theca, sealed, and accompanied by the original authentics bearing a Papal coat of arms and authorized by Petrus Cardinal Respighi, Priest of the Papal Lateran Basilica and Vicar General to His Holiness the Pope, in Rome, and dated 16 August 1910. The relics are mounted on light gold silk and identified with typographic cedulae. The background is further embellished with floral designs in watercolor. The reliquary itself is large oval silverplated nickel theca, sealed with a single, red, Spanish sealing wax seal with the personal arms of Cardinal Respighi.
The saints included in this reliquary are: Saint Francisca Vid. of Rome [ex Praecordis]; Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi, Virgin [ex Vela imbuta sanguine]; Saint Rosa of Viterbo [Velo nigro]; Saints Theresa, Gertrude, Rosalia, Hiacyntha, Virgins [ex Reliquis]; Saint Mary Magdalene, Penitent and Saint Martha, Virgin.

63-DDR-14
$4,500

 

Attractive 19th Century Reliquary of the Passion

Мощевик 19го века с реликвиями Страстей Христовых.

Extremely attractive Multiple Relic Reliquary, centered on the Holy Sepulchre and the Manger of Our Lord. Mounted against a red silk background, ornamented with gold and silver devices, and housed in a sealed, cast bronze reliquary theca further decorated with an inner ring of silver braid. There are 8 relics, which include, from the top, stone from the Holy Mountain of Calvary; stone from the sepulchre of the B.M.V.; stone from the sepulchre of Saint Eusebius, Abbot; stone from the Crypt of Saint Elias on Mount Carmel; anunspecified relic from the location of the Nativity of the B.M.V.; an unspecified relic from the Crypt in the Garden of Gethsemane; an unspecified relic from the Holy Sepulchre D.N.J.C.; and an unspecified relic from the Manger D.N.J.C.

64-DDR-6
$3,750

Attractive 18th Century Reliquary of the Holy Family and Special Saints

Extremely attractive Multiple Relic Reliquary, centered on the Holy Chemise of the B.M.V [ex Subucula] and the Cloak of Saint Joseph [ex Pallio] and including five additional first class relics of Saint Lawrence [ex Ossibus]; Saint Christina, Virgin [ex Ossibus]; Saint Lucy, Virgin [ex Ossibus]; Saint Agatha [ex Cranium]; Saint Anthony the Great [ex Ossibus]. The relics are beautifully mounted in a convolute of gold and silver paperolles and silk flowers, and are identified with manuscript vellum cedulae in an 18th century ductus. Mounted against a pink silk background, ornamented with gold and silver devices, and housed in a silver-plated reliquary theca further decorated with an inner ring of gold bullion braid. There are seven relics, each individually presented in a starburst of gilt wire.

 

67-DDR-15
$4,500

 

18th Century Pax Reliquary with Two Sealed Thecas Saint Rochus and Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Silverplated brass oval pax reliquary, 51 mm by 65 mm, 27 mm deep, furnished with
a finger ring on verso, housing two elaborate silver thecas bearing 18th century curia
seals, with cedulae in an 18th century ductus identifying first class relics of Saint Rochus and Saint Aloysius Conzaga. The red Spanish sealing wax Curia seals are visible, but due to the fact that the two internal thecas are mounted to the display plate within the pax reliquary, it is not possible to photograph them or read them completely without damaging the existing 18th century assembly. The thecas are surrounded by ribbon braid silver and highlighted with gold thread. Both of the two thecas are well as the overall pax reliquary are surmounted by thick, beveled, 18th century glass.

56-MR-5
$1,200

17th Century Monstrance Reliquary with Masterwork Silver Filigree Theca Housing an ex Palio Relic of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin

Монстранс 17го века с мощами святого Иосифа, мужа Святой Богоматери.

Late 17th century silver filigree masterwork theca, crowned separately, and with a
braided silver hanging loop, surrounding a sealed 17th century theca, inscribed on the th
cedula in an 17 century ductus ex Pall S. Jos. This supratheca is further mounted on a velvet-covered binder’s paste board, to which it is stitched, inside a chased, silver- washed, hammered monstrance of the late 17th century. The paste board appears to be a composite made of layers of printing paper, some of which are printed. There are some defects in the ray pattern emanating from the monstrance, but the silver filigree theca and the monstrance itself are in spectacular condition. The seal compartment is covered by the sewn-over board.

53-MR-135
$4,750

19th Century Theca with a Documented Relic of the Table of Christ ex Mensa Christi

Мощевик 19го века с частицей стола Тайной Вечери.

Silverplated brass theca, 18 mm in diameter, first half of the 19th century, bearing the red Spanish sealing wax Curia seal of Fr. Antonius Ligi-Bussi Urbinas, Titular Archbishop of Iconium, and Domestic Prelate to the Pope, signed by him and dated 6 December 1856. The seal matches the blind stamp on the authentics documents.

 

 

55-MR-1
$4,200

 

Gilt Carved Wooden Baroque Reliquary with a Major Relic of Apostle Saint Barnabas, Housed in an Elaborate 18th Century Florentine Silver Filigree Theca Composed of Two Pieces of Carved Rock Crystal

An outstanding carved and gilt wooden monstrance reliquary, probably Northern Italy, circa 1710 – 1730, in the form of a tripod pedestal vase with the sanctuary window of clear glass on the front and frosted glass on the rear. The reliquary stands approximately 57 cm tall on a 23 cm by 13.5 cm base , and there has been a minor repair accomplished on the rear foot of the tripod. The overall condition is very good, and the impression is extremely pleasing. The reliquary houses an exceptional and large Florentine filigreed silver theca, with elaborate silver floral- and scrollwork surrounding two carved pieces of rock crystal. The theca’s overall dimensions are 55 mm by 45 mm. The theca holds a large and significant ex ossibus relic of the Apostle, Saint Barnabas, who is clearly identified by the recto cedula as [ex] Os[sibus] S. Barnabae, and on the verso cedula as Apostol. The complex theca is further embellished with sweet-water pearls and probable garnets. The theca is sealed with its original 18th century basilical-level red sealing wax seal, all threads intact. The seal is a pendant seal, affixed to a reinforced substrate, and is interlaced through the theca border. The seal appears to be from the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, with the Elevation of the Cross motif and Defensor Fidei motto. The theca and the seal are in extremely fine condition.

46-MR-185
$6,500

Attractive Baroque Monstrance Containing Relic of the True Cross

SS. Crucis D.N.J.C. [The Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ]

Lucca, Ca. 1770

Итальянский монстранс 18го века с значительными частицами Истинного Креста.

A graceful Tuscan carved wooden Baroque Reliquary housing a significant relic of the True Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The gentle lines of the wood carving are evocative of the type of work one finds in the area of Lucca. Sealed with six intact Roman Curia Bishops’ seals, the display chamber for the relic is further embellished with gilt shells and green-pigmented backgrounds against a red substrate. The substantial reliquary stands slightly more than 30 cm tall, and is silvered over gesso on wood.

10-MRb-48
$9,600

Baroque Altar Monstrance Containing Nine Rare Relics of the Incarnation and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Итальянский монстранс 18го века с реликварием содержащим частицы Истинного Креста и реликвии Страстей Христовых.

Rome, Italy. ca. 1750

A beautiful, elegant late Baroque gilt and silver painted wooden Altar reliquary, 19 inches tall, with much fine detailing, ready to be used in a Church or private chapel.
Inside, in the relic window, surrounded by filigree gold flower decoration, are nine precious relics of the Incarnation and the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
This reliquary is sealed with six red wax seals of a Roman Curia Bishop, with the threads intact. The relics are of:


1. SS. Crucis D.N.J.C. [of The Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
2. Ex Cunis [of the Holy Manger of Our Lord]
3. ex Praesepe [a stone relic from the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem]
4. S. Veste Incons. [the Seamless Coat of Our Lord]
5. ex Mensa ult. Cenae [of the Table of the Last Supper]
6. ex Vest. Alba [of the White Vestment of Christ]
7. ex Colum. Flag. [of the Column of Flagellation]
8. ex Fune [of the Rope]
9. ex Sepulcro [of the empty tomb of Christ, site of His glorious Resurrection]

27-MRb-65
$13,500

Altar Relics

 

Rare altar relic of Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святых апостолов Петра и Павла.

Rare late 19th century folded paper altar reliquary, with self-contained authentics, sealed with the Episcopal seal of a member of the Roman Curia. The verso bears the inscription SS. Petri et Pauli M. in a late 19th century ductus. Altar reliquaries of this variety started appearing after the Tridentine Council, which dictated the format in which relics were to be produced as wel as the format of the relics inserted in altar stones.

82-DDR-75
$3,750

 

Rare altar relic of Apostle St. Peter

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого апостола Петра

Rare late 19th century folded paper altar reliquary, with self-contained authentics, sealed with the Episcopal seal of a member of the Roman Curia. The verso bears the inscription S. Petri Ap. in a late 19th century ductus. Altar reliquaries of this variety started appearing after the Tridentine Council, which dictated the format in which relics were to be produced as wel as the format of the relics inserted in altar stones.

 

83-DDR-5
$2,750

 

An Extremely Rare Altar Relic of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist

Чрезвычайно редкий бельгийский алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого апостола Иоанна Богослова.

Altar reliquary, comprising a folded, sealed, self-contained set of authentics, containing first class relics of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist. The folded paper reliquary bears a double sealing wax seal of the Archdiocese of Mechelen, Belgium.

94-DDR-5
$2,250

 

 

Rare altar relic of Orthodox Saint, St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh and Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого чудотворного Тихона Задонского, богослова Русской православной церкви, епископа Воронежского и Елецкого, крупнейшего православного религиозного просветителя XVIII века. Особо принято молиться святителю Тихону о врачевании душевных недугов: депрессии, алкоголизма, помешательства, беснования.

Altar reliquary, 97 mm x 41 mm, comprising a folded, self-contained set of authentics, containing first class relics of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724–1783), a Russian Orthodox monk, bishop and spiritual writer who has been glorified a saint of the Orthodox Church, and is recognized as a Saint by many Roman Catholics.

 

75-DDR-5
$2,350

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