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Sacred Reliquaries
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Sacred Catholic Reliquaries

 
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Documented crystal reliquary with particles of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Хрустальная ставротека-реликварий 1912 года с необычайно большими частицами Истинного Животворящего Креста Господня с сертификационным документом апостольского прелата Суринама.

An outstanding one-of-a-kind large carved rock crystal stavroteka reliquary, decorated on both sides with the IHS Christogram and a frontal image of a cherub. The reliquary houses unusually large particles of the True Cross, contained in a roseated cavity. The carving is positive on both sides, taking advantage of the refractive qualities of the material. The reliquary comprises two carved pieces of rock crystal, which have been bound together and sealed in a brass frame, secured in by a wire terminated in a seal capsule affixed over the top of the reliquary. The seal capsule, contains a perfectly preserved seal with coat of arms of Bishop Jacobus Cornelius Meeuwissen which matches the authentics document issued in Suriname in 1912 and personally signed by Bishop Meeuwissen in a capacity of Apostolic Vicar of Surinam bearing his coat of arms and an imprint of his personal seal.

 

 

115-DDR-175

Price upon request


Italian reliquary theca housing the Most Holy relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.

Реликварий 18-го века с частицами Истинного Животворящего Креста Господня, Ватикан.

ca. 1800 silvered metal crystal fronted theca housing particles of the True Cross. Inscribed SS. Ligno Crusis DNIC (Of the wood of the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ) in 18th century dictus. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal from the Vatican Curia on the back.

 

79-DDMR-5

$1,275


Belgian reliquary theca housing small particles of the Most Holy relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.

Бельгийский реликварий с маленькими частицами Истинного Животворящего Креста Господня.

Late 19th century brass glass-fronted theca housing small particles of the True Cross labeled Vraie Croix (The True Cross). Authenticated under a a back lid with red Spanish wax seal with bishop's coat of arms on the back.

 

 

1-DDFR-3

$725


Documented ca. 1712 reliquary theca housing the Most Holy relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.

Хрустальный реликварий 18-го века с частицами Истинного Животворящего Креста Господня, с оригинальным сертификационным документом от викария Рима, титулярного архиепископа Феодосии, Доменико Заули, датированным 1712 годом.

Spectacular rock-crystal theca housing substantial particles of the True Cross. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal as well as with original authentics document issued by fr. Domenico Zauli (†1732), titular Bishop of Theodosia in a capacity of the vicar-general of Rome, (p. 1701 to 1712).

 

 

10-DDCR-23

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Reliquary theca housing Arma Christi particle from the thorn of the Crown of Thorns of Jesus Christ.

Тека 19-го века с частицой шипа от Тернового Венца Иисуса Христа.

Brass glass-fronted oval reliquary theca housing major relic of the Passion - particle from the thorn of the Crown of Thorns of Jesus Christ. The relic is identified with paper cedula inscribed in 19th century ductus as Ex Spina Coronae DNJC (from the thorn of the Crown [of Thorns] of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862)

 

13-DDCR-2

$950


Reliquary theca housing particle from the Arma Christi Scrouge of the Flgelation of Jesus Christ.

Тека 19-го века с частицой Бича Иисуса Христа.

Brass glass-fronted oval reliquary theca housing major relic of the Passion - particle from the Scrouge of the Flgelation of Jesus Christ. The relic is identified with paper cedula inscribed in 19th century ductus as Ex Flagellis DNJC (of the scourge of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862)

 

 

14-DDCR-2

$900


 

 

 

 

Silver reliquary theca with particlesfrom the wood of the True Cross, relics of the Holy Family, Twelve Apostles, Evangelists, and Important Saints

Большая тека реликварий начала 19-го века с реликвией Честного Креста, мощами Апостолов, Евангелистов и избранных святых.

Large silvered brass glass-fronted oval reliquary theca housing 29 precious relics centered around particles of the True Cross and comprised of relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her spouse St Joseph, group of twelve Apostles / four Evangelists, St. John the Baptist, and a number of important saints. The relics are affixed around the perimeter of the theca and identified with arranged in flower petals pattern paper cedulas inscribed in early 19th century bi-color ductus.  The reliquary is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms Giovanni Luca Solari (†1810), Bishop of Brugnato (p. 1792-1810).

The reliquary contains the following 30 precious relics:

  1. (center): Particles from the wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

(from the top clockwise):

  1. Blessed Virgin Mary (B. Maria. Virg)
  2. Saint Joseph (S. Joseph Sp BVM)
  3. Saint Paul the Apostle (S. Paulli, Ap.) 
  4. Saint James the Greater the Apostle (S. Jacobi. Maj. Ap.)
  5. Saint Thomas the Apostle (S. Thomae Ap.)
  6. Saint Philip the Apostle (S. Philippi. Ap.)
  7. Saint Matthew the Apostle and the Evangelist (S. Mattei Ap. E)
  8. Saint Jude Thaddeus the Apostle (S. Thaddei Ap.)
  9. Saint Barnabas the Apostle (S. Barnabe Ap.)
  10. Saint Mark the Evangelist (S. Marci. E.)
  11. Saint Francis of Assisi (†1226) (S. Francisci Assis.) – founder of Order of Friars Minor, patron of Italy
  12. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (†1561) (S. Aloisii Gonz) – Jesuit Saint, patron of youth and students
  13. Saint Seraphinus Confessor (†1604) (S. Serahini C) – Capuchin monk
  14. Saint Agnes Virgin-Martyr (†304) (S. Agneris VM) – one of 7 women celebrated in the Canon of the Mass
  15. Saint Catherine of Sienna (†1380) (S. Cather VS) – tertiary of Dominican order, patron of Italy
  16. Saint Catherine of Alexandria Virgin Martyr (S. Chatarine Virg Bon) - one of 14 Holy Helpers
  17. Saint Teresa of Avila (†1582) (S Ther VM ) – Carmeline nun, founder of Discalced Carmelites
  18. Saint Agatha of Sicily Martyr (S Agathe M) – one of 7 women celebrated in the Canon of the Mass
  19. Saint Anthony (†356) (S Antonii Parav) – desert hermit, Father of All Monks
  20. Saint Blais Bishop and Martyr (†316) (S Blasii EM) – one of 14 Holy Helpers
  21. Saint John the Baptist (S. Ioannis Bapt)
  22. Saint Luke the Evangelist (S. Lucae EV)
  23. Saint Matthias the Apostle (S. Matthei Ap.)
  24. Saint Simon the Apostle (S. Simo. Ap.)
  25. St. Bartholomewthe Apostle (S. Bartholomei Ap)
  26. Saint James the Less the Apostle (S. Jacobi Min. Ap.)
  27. St. John the Apostle and the Evangelist (S. Ioannes Ap Ev)
  28. Saint Andrew the Apostle (S. Andreae Ap.)
  29. Saint Peter the Apostle (S. Petri Ap)
19-DDCR-12

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Hallmarked silver reliquary with relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Twelve Apostles

Серебряная тека реликварий начала 19-го века с реликвией Пресвятой Богородицы и мощами Апостолов и Евангелистов. Папский подарок, Ватикан

Spectacular large silver glass-fronted oval reliquary theca decorated with chased floral ornamentation and housing rarely seen complete set of relics of all twelve Apostles centered around a precious relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relics are affixed to a decorated background of red silk and identified with paper cedulas inscribed in early 19th century dictus.  The reliquary is secured under a removable back lid by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Vatican Curia's Archbishop. The case is hallmarked with a silver mark of the Vatican seal, that serves as an additional authentic and clear indication of the Vatican Curia provenance.

The reliquary contains the following relics:

  1. Blessed Virgin Mary (B.V. Mariae)
  2. Saint Paul the Apostle (S. Pauli, Ap.) 
  3. Saint Peter the Apostle (S. Petri Ap)
  4. Saint Simon the Apostle (S. Simo. Ap.)
  5. Saint Matthew the Apostle (S. Mattei Ap.)
  6. Saint Thomas the Apostle (S. Thomae Ap.)
  7. Saint James the Greater the Apostle (S. Jac. Maj. Ap.)
  8. Saint Philip the Apostle (S. Philip. Ap.)
  9. Saint Jude Thaddeus the Apostle (S. Thaddei Ap.)
  10. Saint Andrew the Apostle (S. Andreae Ap.)
  11. Saint James the Less the Apostle (S. Jac. Min. Ap.)
  12. Saint Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist (S. Marci. E. A.)
  13. Saint Luke the Apostle and the Evangelist (S. Lucae E. A.)
03-DDCR-15

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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
$1,750

Italian theca with a relic of the Virgin Mary and relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti.

Серебряный мощевик-тека ок. 1800 г. с реликвией Пресвятой Богородицы.

Rare ca. 1800 ornate silver theca with a rock-crystal front containing a relic of the Most Holy Mother or God (BMV) and relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, an Italian nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis (1585-1640). Hyacintha was beatified by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726, and canonized on 14 May 1807 by Pope Pius VII.

 

 

 

112-IAR
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

Small theca housing relis the Vestment of the Blessed Virgin Mary, relic of the Robe of her husband Saint Joseph, and of Saint John the Baptist

 

Серебряная тека-реликварий 19 века мощами от одежд Пресвятой Богородицы, одежд Святого Иосифа Обручника, и от кости Святого Иоанна Предтечи

Oval silver glass-fronted theca decorated on the interior with twisted wire and housing ex vestment (of the robe) relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ex pallio (of the coat) of her husband Saint Joseph, and ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint John the Baptistidentified on the typographic cedulas as Vest. B.M.V / S. Josephi Spo./ S. Io. Ba. Prae. The theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a bishop’s coat of arms.

 

08-DDCR-18

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Silver theca housing relic of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mar, and relic of the Robe of her husband Saint Joseph

Серебряная тека-реликварий 18 века мощами от Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы, и одежд Святого Иосифа Обручника

Oval silver glass-fronted theca dating to the 18th century decorated on the exterior with ornate filligree ornamentation housing ex velo (of the veil) relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and ex pallio (of the coat) of her husband Saint Joseph, identified on the cedulas as Ex Velo. B.M.V / S. Joseph Spou. The theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with inprinted coat of arms of a Catholic bishop.

 

20-DDCR-18

$2,750


Silver theca housing relic of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mar, and relic of the Robe of her husband Saint Joseph

Серебряная тека-реликварий начала 19го века с реликвиями Святого Гроба Иисуса Христа, Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы, и одежд Святого Святого Иосифа Обручника

Ca. 1800 oval brass glass-fronted theca housing a relic from the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ, ex velo (of the veil) relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and ex pallio (of the coat) of her husband Saint Joseph, identified on intricately cut cedulas as De Seoukcri DNJC / Ex Velo. B. Marie V / Ex Pallio S. Joseph Spou. The theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with inprinted coat of arms of a Catholic bishop.

 

21-DDCR-18

$2,750


 

Documented theca housing relics of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Stephen, the Protomartyr

Документированная серебряная тека-реликварий 1784 года с мощами Святого Иосифа Обручника и Святого первомученника Стефана. Папский подарок, Ватикан

Oval silver glass-fronted theca decorated on the exterior with twisted wire and on the interior with paperole and housing ex pallio relic of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and ex ossibus relic of Saint Stephen, the Protomartyr identified in 18th century ductus as S. Joseph Sp. / S. Stephani Pr. The theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a cardinal’s coat of arms and comes with original matching 1784-dated authentics document issued by cardinal Marcantonio Colonna (†1793), Vicar General of Roman Curia and Protonotary Apostolic under the authority of Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799) as signified by his coat of arms on the title of the document.

 

06-DDCR-23

Price upon request


Documented theca with the first class relic of Saint Judas Cyriacus

Документированная тека-реликварий 1747 года с мощами Святого мученика Иуды Сириака который, согласно Золотой Легенде, указал Святой Елене на местонахождение Святого Креста Господня. Папский подарок, Ватикан

Oval brass glass-fronted theca decorated on the interior with paperole and housing a substantial first class ex fibulae relic of Saint Martyr Cyriacus identified in mid-18th century ductus as S. Ciriaci Mart.. Theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a bishop’s coat of arms and comes with original matching 1747-dated authentics document issued by Fr. Sylvester Merani OESA (†1764), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon (p. 1742-1764) under the authority of pope Pius IX (p. 1846-1878) as signified by his coat of arms on the title of the document.

 

11-DDCR-3

Price upon request


 

 

Italian reliquary theca housing precious relics of fourteen Order of Capuchin related Saints.

  1. Blessed Mary Magdalene Martinengo (B. Martinengo); (†1737) Capuchin Poor Clares
  2. Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen (S. Fidel. Sig.) (†1622), - Capuchin friar
  3. * Blessed Angela of the Cross (B. Ang. A cr.)(†1932) foundress of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross
  4. Saint Joseph of Leonessa (S. Joseph .Le) OFM Cap, (†1612) Capuchin friar
  5. Blessed Bernard Mary of Jesus (B. Ber. a Oph) : (†1911) Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ
  6. Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro OFM Cap (S. Serap. A s )(†1604)
  7. * Blessed Felix of Nicosia OFM (B. Felic. a Nic)(†1787) Capuchin friar
  8. Blessed Didacus Joseph of Cadiz OFM (B. Did. J. a Cad) (†1801) Capuchin friar
  9. Saint Lawerence of Brindisi OFM Cap (S. Laur. a Br) (†1617) - Capuchin Apostle
  10. *Blessed Crispin of Viterbo OFM Cap (B. Crisp. Vit) (†1750) Friars Minor Capuchin
  11. Saint Felix of Cantalice OFM Cap (S. Felic. Can) (†1587) - first Capuchin friar to be named a saint.
  12. * Blessed Bernard of Corleone OFM Cap (B. Ber. a Cor) (†1667)
  13. Saint Veronica Giuliani O.S.C. Cap.,(S. Veron. Iul) (†1727) - Italian Capuchin Poor Clares nun
  14. Blessed Benedict of Urbino OFM Cap (B. Ben. a Urb) (†1625)

(*) - was since canonized as a Saint

2-DDFR-2

$575


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Реликварий 19-го века с мощами Св. Анны, матери Пресвятой Богородицы.

Late 19th century silver glass-fronted theca decorated with paperole ornamentation and housing significant first class ex ossibus relic of St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandmather of Jesus Christ, and wife of St. Joachim. Authenticated on the back with red Spanish wax seal.

St. Anne is a holy patron of carpenters; childless people; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; mothers; children as well as of Canada and Detroit.

02-6-DDCR-75

$750


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of St. Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Реликварий 19-го века с мощами Св. Иокима, отца Пресвятой Богородицы.

ca. 19th century round brass glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of St. Joachim of Nazareth, father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandfather of Jesus Christ, and husband of St. Anne. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

St. Joachim is a holy patron of fathers, grandfathers and the island of Poerto Rico.

 

114-DDMR-28

$775


Theca with relic of Saint Elizabeth, the Mother of John the Baptist.

Круглая бельгийская тека конца 19-го века содержащая мощи Святой Елизаветы, матери Иоанна Предтечи.

Late 19th century Belgian round glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing relic of Saint Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. The relic is affixed to yelow silk background and titled on lithographically printed paper cedula in 19th century dictus. Back of the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Cardinal. Saint Elizabeth is revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on November 5, and in the Orthodox and Anglican traditions on September 5, on the same day with her husband Zacharias.

 

02-DDWR-45
$750

 

 

Theca with relic of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Saint Elizabeth, the Mother of John the Baptist.

Овальная серебряная тека начала 19-го века содержащая мощи Святой Анны, матери Пресвятой Богородицы и Святой Елизаветы, матери Иоанна Предтечи.

Early 19th century oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing relic of Saint Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary grandmather of Jesus Christ, and wife of St. Joachim and Saint Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. The relics are affixed to red silk background and titled on a paper cedula in 19th century dictus. Back of the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Cardinal.

St. Anne is a holy patron of carpenters; childless people; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; mothers; children as well as of Canada and Detroit. Her feast day is celebrated on July 26th (Western calendar)
July 25th (Eastern calendar) and November 20th (Coptic calendar)

Saint Elizabeth is revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on November 5, and in the Orthodox and Anglican traditions on September 5, on the same day with her husband Zacharias.

12-DDСR-14

Theca with the first class relic of Saint Peter, the Apostle.

Овальная тека 18-го века содержащая мощи первого класса Святого Апостола Петра.

Mid 18th century oval silver-washed brass glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing ex ossibus first class relic of Saint Peter, the Apostle. The relic is surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and affixed to faded red silk background. It is titled on fancy shaped paper cedula in two-color ink written in 18th century dictus. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Bishop. The Roman Catholic Church considers Saint Peter to be the first Pope, ordained by Jesus himself and associate him with founding the Church of Antioch and later the Church in Rome. The Roman Martyrology assigns 29 June as the feast day of both Apostles Peter and Paul.

04-DDWR-45
$1,750

Theca with first class relics of Saint Andrew, the Apostle.

Французская овальная тека 1920х гг содержащая мощипервого класса Святого Апостола Андрея Первозванного

Ca. 1920s French oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca, containing significant first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Andrew, the Apostle. The relic is affixed to red silk background and titled on a paper typographic cedula. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Saint Joan of Arc and dates and places of her birth, major battle and death. Major relics of the Apostle Andrew are kept at the Basilica of St Andrew in Patras, Greece; the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Italy; St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert, Warsaw, Poland. There are also numerous smaller reliquaries throughout the world. His feast is venerated on the 30th of November

06-DDWR-45
$1,500

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
$3,250

Italian reliquary theca housing relic of the Apostle St. Simon Kananites

Реликварий конца 19-го века с мощами Св. Апостола Симона Кананита.

ca. late 19th century round silvered metal glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of St. Simon Kananites, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

St. Simon, like the other Apostles, is regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Anglican Church and the Lutheran Church. He is a holy patron of curriers, sawyers, and tanners.

04-DDCR-13

$750


Theca with relics of the belt of the Blessed Virgin Mary and relic of Saint Caroline.

Овальная тека начала 19-го века содержащая реликвию пояса Пресвятой Богоматери и мощи первого класса Святой преподобной Каролины

19th century Italian oval glass-fronted coin silver reliquary theca, containing a particle relic of the holy girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ex. Cing[endo] B[enedetta] V[ergine]. Mar[ie]) commonly known as The Girdle of Thomas and a significant first class ex visera relic of Saint Caroline (Ex Viser[a] S. Caroli[ne] B[enedictus]). The back, protected by clear glass, is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of the issuing authority.

The Girdle of Thomas, also known Virgin's Girdle, Holy Belt, or Sacra Cintola is a Christian relic in the form of a "girdle" or knotted textile cord used as a belt, that was dropped by the Virgin Mary from the sky to Saint Thomas the Apostle at the time of her Assumption to heaven. The original girdle is housed at Prato Cathedral in Tuscany in Italy

 

This reliquary combines two relics veneration of which has been regarded as especially helpful for pregnant women.

09-DDWR-45
$1,750

 

Theca with the first class ex ossibus of Saint Unmercenary Healer Pantaleon

Unusual brass glass-fronted rectangular reliquary theca housing substantial ex ossibus relics of Saint Unmercenary Healer Pantaleon. The relic is identified with paper cedula inscribed in 18th century ductus as S. Pantaleoni Med et M (Saint Pantaleon, Doctor and Martyr).  The reliquary is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Francesco Abbas Cotogni (†1754), Archbishop of Bologna (p. 1740-1754) and Vicar General of the Vatican during pointificate of pope Benedict XIV.

 

16-DDCR-6


Theca with the first class ex ossibus of Saint Unmercenary Healer Pantaleon

Hily unusual brass glass-fronted heart-shaped reliquary theca housing substantial ex ossibus relics of Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian. The relics are surrounded by paperole ornamentation and identified with paper cedula inscribed in 18th century ductus as Ss. Cosmae et Damiani Fratu Martiri. (Saints Cosmas and Damian, brothers and martyrs). The reliquary is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Archbishop of Siena.

 

 

17-DDCR-6

$3,500


Documented theca with the first class relic of Saint Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists Congregation

 

Oval brass glass-fronted theca decorated on the exterior back lid with an image of the cross and housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists Congregation identified on typographic cedula as Ex Ossibus S. Pauli a Cruce. Theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax a coat of arms of the Passionists and comes with original matching 1877-dated authentics document issued by the Passionists Congregation as signified by their coat of arms on the title of the document.

 

07-DDCR-22

Price upon request


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.

97-DDR-8
$1,350

Reliquary Theca, housing the first class ex Ossibus relics of Saint George of Lydda

Мощевик тека датирующийся 18м веком. с мощами первого класса святого Георгия Лиддского (Победоносца), почитаемого как в православной, так и в католической традиции как великомученника.

Impressive 18th centry oval brass reliquary theca, decorated with gilt paperolle and housing substantial ex ossibus first class relic of Saint George of Lydda, Great Martyr. The relic is identified by a manuscript cedulae as S. Georgi Mil. et Mart. The theca is secured by intact Spanish wax seal of Catholic archbishop.

 

18-DDСR-6
$2,750

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. The seal is protected by the original rear cover lid of the theca.

101-DDR-52
$1,250

Theca with relics Saint Catherine of Siena.

Early 19th century Italian oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing significant ex ossibus relic of Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. (+1380), a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic theologian. She, together with St. Francis of Assisi, was named one of the two patron saints of Italy. In 1970, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI, and in 1999, Pope John Paul II named her as one of the six patron saints of Europe.

Saint Catherine protects against fire, bodily ills, illness, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness, nurses and is a patron of Italy and Europe

 

116-DDR-2
$1,250

Italian reliquary theca housing relic of virgin-martyr Saint Agnese of Rome (c. 291 - c. 304)

ca. late 19th century oval silvered brass glass-fronted theca decorated with flower ornamentation and housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Agnese of Rome Virgin and Martyr, one of seven women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

Saint Agnese is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism. She is a holy patron of betrothed couples; chastity; Children of Mary; gardeners; Girl Guides; girls; rape survivors; virgins; the diocese of Rockville Centre, New York; the city of Fresno. Agnes' feast day is 21 January.

05-DDCR-13

$600


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of virgin-martyr Saint Agatha of Sicily (231 AD - 251 AD)

ca. 1900 small round silvered brass glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Agatha of Sicily Virgin and Martyr, one of seven women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

Saint Agatha is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodox Churches. She is a holy patron of bellfounders; breast cancer; bakers; Catania, Sicily; protection from natural disasters; fire; earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; jewelers; nurses; rape victims; single laywomen; sterility; torture victims; nurses; wet nurses; as well as Sicily; San Marino; and Zamarramala, Spain. Her feast day is February 5th.

02-2-DDCR-8

$425


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Jucundus, Bishop of Bologna, Italy († 5th century).

ca. 1900 small round silvered brass glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Jucundus, Bishop of Bologna (San Giocondo di Bologna). Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

His feast day is November 14th.

02-5-DDCR-8

$325


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Probus, Bishop of Verona, Italy († 591).

ca. 1900 small round silvered brass glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Probus, Bishop of Verona, Italy. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

 

02-7-DDCR-8

$325


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of Saint martyr Firmus of Verona († ca. 290).

Late 19th century round silvered metal glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Firmus, Christian martyr from Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy who suffered under the Roman Emperor Maximian after refusing to sacrifice to pagan idols. Along with another martyr Saint Rusticus he tortured, beaten with clubs, and beheaded. Authenticated with wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

 

His feast day is August 9.

 

02-8-DDCR-8

$375


Italian reliquary theca housing relic of Saint virgin Marcellina of Milan († ca. 398).

Mid 20th century round silvered metal glass-fronted theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of Saint virgin Marcellina of Milan, who devoted her life to the practice of prayer and asceticism. Authenticated with wax seal of a Catholic Bishop on the back.

Her feast day is July 17th.

 

02-4-DDCR-8

$375


 

 

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
Price upon request

 

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
$3,500

 

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
$2,750

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

 

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

Baroque Altar Monstrance Containing Nine Rare Relics of the Incarnation and Passion of 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

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