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Rare Documented Monstrance with a Hair Relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rare Documented Monstrance with a Hair Relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Extremely rare  mid-18th-century ornate silver-fronted wooden reliquary monstrance housing important relics of the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relics are arranged on the background of red silk and surrounded by gilt silver wire ornamentation. The relic is identified on a manuscript paper cedula label as Ex Capillis / Bmae Mariae Vir. (Of the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary). On the back, the monstrance is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Maria Carlo Antonio Marini O.E.S.A. (†1771), Titular Bishop of Thagaste (1754-1771). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Marini in 1756.

  • ID# 211-RSCR-222
  • Size 12 x 4 1/2 in (30 x 11 cm)
  • Age ca. 1756 dated
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Silver, wood, glass, silk
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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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

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 pearl decoration, identified on the typeset cedula labels as B. L. Gabr. Dufresse E. M. Sem. Miss. Ext. (the Blessed Louis Gabriel Dufresse Bishop & Martyr, Society of Foreign Missions) / B. Francisci Clet M. Cong. Miss. (the Blessed Francis Regis Clet, Martyr, Congregation of the Mission) / B. Ioan, a Triora M. Ord. Min. (the Blessed John da Triora, Martyr, Order of Friars Minor) / B. Ign. Delgado E. M. Ord. Praed. (the Blessed Ignacio Delgado, Bishop & Martyr, Dominican Order).  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris (Société des Missions étrangères de Paris, short M.E.P.), a Roman Catholic missionary organization of secular priests and laypersons dedicated to missionary work in foreign lands. On the front, the crystal-fronted reliquary opening is surmounted by a coat of arms of Pope Leo XIII (p. 1878-1903) and decorated below with a shield engraved with Latin inscription: EX OSSIBVS / MARTYRVM LXXVII / SINEN. TVNQVINEN COCHINCHINEN / QVIBVS LEO PAPA XIII / ANNO IVBILAEI MCM / BEATORVM HONORES / DECREVIT. ("Of the Bones of 77 Martyrs of China and Cocochina (Vietnam), whom Pope Leo XIII declared as the Beatified in the jubilee year of 1900."). The reliquary comes in its original silk-lined fitted case embellished on the outer lid with a gilt coat of arms of Pope Leo XIII.  

  • 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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17c Russian Church Icon - Miracle of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki with Scenes of His Life & Martyrdom

17c Russian Church Icon - Miracle of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki with Scenes of His Life & Martyrdom

Large church icon dating to the third quarter of the 17th century and depicting the Miracle of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki with scenes from his life, martyrship, and posthumous miracles. The central panel depicts the miraculous appearance of St. Demetrius in the camp of the infidel Tsar Kaloyan of Bulgaria, who attempted to reestablish ties with the Western church. St. Demetrius is shown on horseback piercing the king with his spear with towers of Thessaloniki shown on the background.

  • ID# 49-70-SSi-35
  • Size 34 x 28 1⁄2 in. (86.8 x 73.5 cm)
  • Age ca. 1650-1675
  • Origin Volga region of Russia
  • Materials Wood, egg tempera, gesso
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Wedding Pair of Fine Russian Icons - Christ and Our Lady of Kazan in silver, pearl, and enamel revetment cover

Wedding Pair of Fine Russian Icons - Christ and Our Lady of Kazan in silver, pearl, and enamel revetment cover

A fine matching pair of ca. 1900-1908 wedding icons of the Kazan Mother of God and Christ Pantocrator made by an important silversmith, Purveyor to the Imperial Household, firm of P. Ovchinnikov in Moscow.

Icon of Christ Pantocrator and Kazan Mother of God held in cloisonné, champlevé, and filigree enamel oklad and halos and pearl embroidery garments. Both oklads framed with half-columns enameled with Byzantine-inspired ornament, the grounds similarly enameled with a Byzantine-inspired turquoise filigree enamel with a pattern of interwoven hearts. The oklads applied with shaped crowns enameled in brightly colored cloisonné enamels and with seed pearls mounted on the points. Both figures are draped in finely couched pearl embroidery. Christ is shown holding a shaped plate forming the open pages of the Gospel on which is enameled in blue champlevé a passage from John 13:34-35 (“A new commandment I give you: Love one another..."). The reverse of each covered with deep brown silk velvet.

  • ID# 15-30-SSi-35
  • Size 4 3⁄4 x 4 1⁄4 in. (12.7 x 10.8 cm), each
  • Age ca. 1900-1908
  • Origin Moscow, Russia
  • Materials Oil on zinc panel, gilded silver, enamel, seed pearls, linen, cotton, wood inserts, silk velvet
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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Bust reliquary with large relic of St. Juliana of Nicomedia, Virgin & Martyr, Patron Saint of Sickness

Bust reliquary with large relic of St. Juliana of Nicomedia, Virgin & Martyr, Patron Saint of Sickness

A life-size bust-form reliquary dating to the 18th century made of gilt, silvered, and painted wood housing very large historically important first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Juliana of Nicomedia. The relic is affixed inside of an oval glass-fronted opening and identified on paper cedula label in as S. Julianae, Virg. et Mar. (Saint Juliana, Virgin and Martyr). On the back of the reliquary, the opening to access the relic cavity is protected by a red silk ribbon with three seals of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Marcantonio Colonna (†1793), Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vicar General of the Roman Curia.

  • ID# 49-RSMB-13
  • Age ca. second half of the 18th century
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Silvered, gilt, and painted wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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17c Russian Icon - The Archangel Michael, Chief Commender of the Heavenly Host (Protector from Invasion & Civil War)

17c Russian Icon - The Archangel Michael, Chief Commender of the Heavenly Host (Protector from Invasion & Civil War)

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the Heavenly powers. According to the Holy Scripture and Tradition, he has interceded for humanity multiple times and continues to serve as the Defender of the Faith. Saint Michael is most often invoked for protection from invasion by enemies and from civil war, and for the defeat of adversaries on the field of battle.

Saint Michael is depicted riding a red-winged horse carrying the book of Gospels, the Trumpet of Judgement, the censer, and a lance, with which he conquers the demon depicted on the lower right. Next to the winged demon a depiction of a city of Babylon drowning in sins. The gold semi-circle between his hands represents his covenant with God.

  • ID# 53-74-SSi-4
  • Size 13 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. (33.5 x 28.8 cm)
  • Age ca. 1650
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Tempera on parcel gilt and gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Rare Reliquary Theca with 3 Relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Hair, Milk, & Girdle (To Assist Pregnancy)

Rare Reliquary Theca with 3 Relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Hair, Milk, & Girdle (To Assist Pregnancy)

Extremely rare large 18th-century ornate brass reliquary theca housing important relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relics are arranged on a background of red silk and surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation. They are identified on bi-color manuscript paper cedulae labels as B. Mariae Vir. (the Blessed Virgin Mary), De Lacte (from the Milk), De Cingulo (of the Girdle), and De Capillis (of the Hair). The back of the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Pietro Maria Franzesi (†1799), Bishop of Montepulciano (1757-1799).

  • ID# 210-RSCR-195
  • Size 110 x 90 mm
  • Age ca. second half of the 18th century
  • Origin Montepulciano, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper
  • Price SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross
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17c Russian Icon - Miracle of Archangel Michael with Florus and Laurus, Patron Saints of Horses

17c Russian Icon - Miracle of Archangel Michael with Florus and Laurus, Patron Saints of Horses

The icon depicts the Miracle of Saint Michael the Archangel teaching the twin brothers Saints Florus and Laurus how to control horses and understand their language. The center figure at the upper part of the icon depicts the Archangel Michael standing with his arms raised flanked by Saints Florus and Laurus. The bottom part of the icon is depicting three Cappadocian grooms Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus drive a herd out to pasture. Saints Florus and St Laurus were worshipped in Russia as the patron saints of horses. The Russian Orthodox Church commemorates the two brothers on 31 August, when horses were traditionally decorated with garlands of flowers and even blessed in special church services held in their honor.

  • ID# 56-77-SSi-4
  • Size 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (31.2 x 27 cm)
  • Age ca. 1670-1700
  • Origin Northern Russia
  • Materials Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Bust reliquary with large relic of St. Paulina (Paolina) of Rome, Virgin & Martyr

Bust reliquary with large relic of St. Paulina (Paolina) of Rome, Virgin & Martyr

A life-size bust-form reliquary dating to the 18th century made of silvered painted wood housing very large historically important first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Paulina. The relic is affixed inside of an oval glass-fronted opening and identified on paper cedula label in as S. Paulinae, Virg. Mar. (Saint Paulina, Virgin & Martyr). On the back of the reliquary, the opening to access the relic cavity is protected by a red silk ribbon with three seals of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Marcantonio Colonna (†1793), Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vicar General of the Roman Curia.

  • ID# 48-RSMB-13
  • Age ca. second half of the 18th century
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Silvered wood, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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Reliquary Cabinet with Relics of 4 Martyrs: St. Celestine, St. Amandus of Novidunum, St. Firmus of Verona, & St. Defendente the Thebian

Reliquary Cabinet with Relics of 4 Martyrs: St. Celestine, St. Amandus of Novidunum, St. Firmus of Verona, & St. Defendente the Thebian

Ca. 1800’s pentagon-shaped reliquary cabinet in Baroque style decorated with gilding and containing behind the front glass panel substantial first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of four Christian Martyrs: St. Celestine, St. Amandus of Novidunum, St. Firmus of Verona, & St. Defendente the Theban. The relics are affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt silver wire ornamentation and silk flowers. They are identified in fancy manuscript cedulae labels and, again, on smaller labels affixed directly to the relics. On the back, the reliquary is secured by a braided red silk ribbon secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of a religious order. 

  • ID# 52-RSMB-12
  • Size 10 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (27 x 25 cm)
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Painted and gilt wood, glass, paper.
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

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