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Spectacular Amethyst Reliquary with a Hair Relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Spectacular Amethyst Reliquary with a Hair Relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Spectacular amethyst-cluster reliquary decorated by parcel-gilt silver flowers and pearls housing important first-class relic of the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surmounting the reliquary, the 18th-century theca is housing the precious relic affixed on the background of silk and framed by a braided gilt silver wire ornamentation. The relic is identified in Latin on a manuscript paper cedulae labels as Ex Capillis // B. Mariae V. (Of the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary). On the back, the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Milan.
  • ID# 224-RSCR-225
  • Size 6 inches x 5 1/2 inches (15 cm x 13 cm)
  • Age reliquary ca. 19th century, theca - 18th century
  • Origin Milan, Italy
  • Materials Amethyst, silver, pearls
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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1766 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

1766 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Oval glass-fronted silevered metal reliquary theca housing a sizable relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relic consists of three splinters arranged in a cruciform shape, affixed on the background of silk surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation. It is identified in Latin on a fancy manuscript cedula label as Ex Lingo // S.S. Crucis (from the Wood of the Most Holy Cross). On the back, the reliquary is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Mario Antonio Maffei (†1777) Bishop of Foligno (1754- 1777). The … More
  • ID# 226-RSCR-11
  • Size 29 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1766
  • Origin Foligno, Italy
  • Materials Silvered metal, glass, silk, wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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1901 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

1901 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing a sizable relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relic consists of three splinters arranged in a cruciform shape, affixed on the background of red silk surrounded by silver wire ornamentation. It is identified in Latin on a fancy manuscript cedula label in bi-color ink as S.S. Crucis D.N.J.C. (the Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the reliquary is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Agostino Richelmy († 1923), Archbishop of Turin (1897- 1937). The … More
  • ID# 225-RSCR-11
  • Size 38 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1901
  • Origin Turin, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

1744 Documented reliquary with important relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Spectacular Baroque glass-fronted silver cruciform reliquary housing significant relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The substantial relic consisting of three separate large pieces is identified on a bicolor manuscript cedula label as De Ligno SS Crucis (from the Wood of the Most Holy Cross). On the back, the reliquary is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Pettorelli Lalatta (†1788), Bishop of Parma (1760- 1788). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Pettorelli Lalatta in 1744. This item is suitable for both private and public veneration … More
  • ID# 200-RSCR-225
  • Size 155 x 123 mm (4 3/4 x 6 inches)
  • Age ca. 1774
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary with relic from the Titulus Crucis (INRI) of the True Cross of Jesus

Spectacular 18th-century Baroque silver reliquary decorated with silver filigree wire ornamentation and housing under a plate of thick rock crystal significant ex Titulus Crucis  (from the Inscription board on the True Cross) relic of Christ's Passion.  The substantial relic measuring approximately 7 x 5 mm is affixed to a silk background decorated with paperolle and identified on a fancy-cut manuscript cedula as De Tabula Tituli Crucis DN [JC[ (From the Titulus tablet of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, over another plate of rock crystal, the relic is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a … More
  • ID# 180-RSCR-24
  • Size 195 x 111 mm (7 3/4 x 4 1/4 in)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary monstrance with large relics of Saint Martyr Cyriacus, Bishop of Jerusalem

Opulent 17-th century reliquary in a form of a chest of gilt and painted wood with frontal openings and internal vitrine of glass housing very large and historically significant ex ossibus (bone) relics of Saint Cyriacus, Martyr & Bishop of Jerusalem. The relics are identified on a manuscript paper cedula label as S. Corpus S. Ciriaci Epi. et Martire (from the holy body of Saint Cyriac, Bishop and Martyr). The reliquary is recertified in the 19th century with red ribbon secured by seals of red Spanish wax with imprints of a coat of arms of Cardinal Lorenzo Litta  (†1820), the Vicar General of Rome (1818-1820).
  • ID# 27-RSMBR-23
  • Size 11 x 9 x 5 in (28 x 23 x 13 cm)
  • Age ca. 17th century, re-certified in 19th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Gilt wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular Silver Reliquary Monstrance with a Large Relic of St. Theodore of Amasea (Tyron), the Great Martyr

Extremely rare  mid-19th-century ornate silver reliquary monstrance housing large and important relics Saint Theodore of Amasea. The relics are arranged on the background of red silk and surrounded by gilt paper ornamentation and identified on two typeset paper cedulae labels as S. Theodorae A.M. (Saint Theodore of Amasea, Martyr). On the back, the monstrance is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Jean-Marie Mioland, the Archbishop of Toulouse (1849-1859). On the base, the reliquary is stamped with a sterling silver hallmark of France and a maker's mark of Jean Baptiste Carnier (ca. 1850).
  • ID# 17-RSSR-18
  • Size 15 inches (38 cm)
  • Age ca. 1850
  • Origin Toulise, France
  • Materials silver, glass, silk
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular reliquary with an important relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Spectacular Baroque faceted crystal-fronted silver cruciform reliquary decorated by stones of colored glass and housing significant relic from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The substantial relic consisting of three separate large pieces is identified on a bicolor manuscript cedulae labels reading clockwise DNJC  (Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the reliquary is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Placido Zurla, O.S.B. Cam., († 1834), Cardinal Vicar of Rome and Cardinal-Priest of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in Rome. 
  • ID# 217-RSCR-28
  • Size 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (190 x 135 mm)
  • Age ca. first third of the 19th century
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver. crystal, glass, silk
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary with relics of Saints Cosmas & Damian, Unmercenary Healers, Patrons of Doctors

18th-century angel-form reliquary made of painted and gilded wood with front glass panel housing significant first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of two Unmercenary healers: Saints Cosmas and Damian. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on paper cedulae labels as S. Cosmae Mart. / S Damiani Mart. (Saint Cosmas Martyr / Saint Damian Martyr). On the back, the reliquary is protected by a crisscrossed silk ribbon held in place by four seals of red Spanish wax with clear imprints of a coat of arms of an unidentified Catholic Bishop. The reliquary has damage on the left side where the … More
  • ID# 206-RSCR-2
  • Size 16 1/2 in (42 cm high)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular Reliquary with relics of China / Vietnam Catholic Martyr Saints: St. Louis Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, St. François-Régis Clet, St. John of Triora & St. Ignatius Delgado. 中華殉道聖人 Các Thánh Tử đạo Việt Nam

An opulent and massive solid silver-faced Baroque reliquary housing substantial and historically-important ex ossibus (of the bone) pre-canonization relics of four Catholic Martyr Saints of China and Vietnam: St. Louis Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, St. François-Régis Clet, St. John of Triora, and St. Ignatius Delgado, all Beautified by Pope Leo XIII on May 27, 1900. The reliquary was sealed around the time of the Beatification by the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris and distributed by the Vatican's Papal office of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.  The relics are affixed to a background of red silk and surrounded by paperolle, silk thread, and imitation … More
  • ID# 13-RSCBR-3
  • Size 11 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in (29 x 21 cm)
  • Age ca. 1900
  • Origin France
  • Materials silver, brass, crystal, silk
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver

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