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Opulent reliquary theca with important relic of St. John the Baptist (St John the Forerunner)

Opulent reliquary theca with important relic of St. John the Baptist (St John the Forerunner)

18th-century oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca decorated on the outside by intricate filigree ornamentation and housing historically important the first-class ex dente (of the tooth) relic of Saint John the Baptist (known in the East as St John the Forerunner). The relic is affixed to a gold silk background decorated with gilt paperolle and floral ornamentation and identified on manuscript cedulae labels as S. Io. Baptistae /  Dens Precur. ( Saint John the Baptist / Tooth of the Precursor). On the back, the theca is secured with a well-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Bishop Nicola Angelo Maria Landini, … More
  • ID# 02-RSSR-12
  • Size 132 x 95 mm
  • Age ca. late 18th century
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Silver, glass in leather-bound case
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Fancy silver theca with relics of the True Cross and Apostles of Christ

Fancy silver theca with relics of the True Cross and Apostles of Christ

18th-century oval silver double-crystral reliquary theca decorated on the top with a bow-shaped silver wire ornamentation and housing relics of Twelve Apostles of Christ centered around the relic of the True Cross. The relics are affixed to a gold silk background decorated with gilt paperolle, silver wire, and floral ornamentation and identified on manuscript cedulae labels as St. Peter the Apostle, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Andrew the Apostle, St. James the Great the Apostle, St. Philip the Apostle, St. [Jude] Thaddeus the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, St. Bartholomew the Apostle, St. Matthias the Apostle, St. Simon the Apostle, St. James [the Less] the Apostle, and St. Thomas the Apostle. On the back, the … More
  • ID# 03-RSSR-1
  • Size 110 x 67 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, crystal
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross

Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing precious Relics from the Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relic is affixed in a cruciform shape to a red silk background decorated with gilt silver wire ornamentation. On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Costantino Patrizi Naro (†1876), Dean of the College of Cardinals and the Vicar General of the Roman Curia. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Monsignor Patrizi Naro in 1869.
  • ID# 202-RSCR
  • Size 39 x 35 mm
  • Age ca. 1869
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Silver
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Fancy theca with relics of St Margaret of Antioch (St Marina the Great Martyr)

Fancy theca with relics of St Margaret of Antioch (St Marina the Great Martyr)

18th-century oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca decorated on the outside by intricate filigree ornamentation and housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Margaret of Antioch (known in the East as St Marina the Great Martyr). The relics are affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt paperolle and silver wire and identified on manuscript cedula label as S. Marg. V.M. ( Saint Margaret, Virgin Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a partially preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of unidentified Roman Catholic Bishop. Comes in an original tooled leather protective case.
  • ID# 01-RSSR-5
  • Size 82 x 62 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, in leather-bound case
  • Price $3,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Documented theca with relics of St Philomena, Patron saint of lost causes

Documented theca with relics of St Philomena, Patron saint of lost causes

Oval silver glass-fronted theca housing first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint Philomena. The relic is affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by twisted wire and titled on a paper cedula label as S. Philomenae V. M. (Saint Philomena Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured by a seal of red wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Arthuro Marchi (†1928), Archbishop of Lucca (1910-1928). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and hand signed by Monsignor Marchi in 1915, 
  • ID# 201-RSCR-45
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1915
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Silver

Reliquary monstrance with large relic of St Nicholas of Bari, the Wonderworker of Myra

Baroque glass-fronted monstrance of gilt wood dating to 1830's housing very significant (50 mm / 2 inches long) first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. The relic affixed to the red background, surrounded by the decoration of silk flowers and identified on a paper manuscript cedula label as Ex Oss Nicolai de Bari E (Of the bone of Saint Nicholas of Bari, Bishop).  The monstrance is sealed on the back with a crisscrossed ribbon held by seals of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of important Vatican official - Monsignor Costantino Cardinal Patrizi Naro (†1876), Prefect of … More
  • ID# 191-RSCR-185
  • Size 16 1/2 x 8 inches (42 x 20 cm)
  • Age ca. 1830's
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Monstrance of gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary monstrance with large relic of St George, the Greatmartyr of Lydda

Baroque glass-fronted monstrance of gilt wood dating to 1830's housing very significant (70 mm - 2 3/4 inches long) first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint George, the Greatmartyr of Lydda. The relic affixed to the red background,  surrounded by the decoration of silk flowers and identified on a paper manuscript cedula label as Ex Oss Georgy MM  (Of the bone of Saint George Martyr and Soldier).  The monstrance is sealed on the back with a crisscrossed ribbon held by seals of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of important Vatican official - Monsignor Costantino Cardinal Patrizi Naro (†1876), Prefect … More
  • ID# 192-RSCR-185
  • Size 16 1/2 in x 8 in (42 x 20 cm)
  • Age ca. 1830's
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Monstrance of gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • 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

Reliquary monstrance with large relic of Saint George, Martyr of Lydda

Elegant Mid-19th century architectural Neo-Gothic reliquary monstrance of parcel gilt wood housing significant and important first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of ​the Saint George, Martyr of Lydda. The relic is housed in a  grass-fronted reliquary urn placed on the lower part of the monstrance. It is identified on a fancy-cut paper cedula label as  S. Georgii, Mil. M  (Saint George, Soldier, Martyr). On the sides, the urn is secured by two seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Gennaro Pasca (†1855), Bishop  of Nola (1828-1855). Suitable for public veneration. 
  • ID# 148-RSCR-2
  • Size Monstrance - 15 in (38 cm) high, Reliquary urn - 5 1/2 in (17 cm) high
  • Age ca. mid -19th century
  • Origin Naples, Italy
  • Materials Gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

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