A silver and silver-gilt replica of the Ardagh chalice by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd,  London 1900
Lot 101
A silver and silver-gilt replica of the Ardagh chalice by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, London 1900
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 3,956) inc. premium

Lot Details
A silver and silver-gilt replica of the Ardagh chalice
by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, London 1900
Hemispherical bowl, with bands of Celtic knot-work and various bosses, the twin handles similarly engraved, with short cylindrical mid-section and terminating in a domed circular foot, height 22cm, weight 94oz.

Footnotes

  • The Ardagh Chalice along with a plainer cup and four broaches, a collection known as the Ardagh Hoard are all 8th and 9th century metalwork objects found in 1868; discovered by two young boys, Jim Quinn and Paddy Flanagan, as they were digging for potatoes.

    Along with the Book of Kells, the Ardagh Chalice, made up of over 354 separate pieces is one of the finest examples of Insular, or Hiberno-Saxon, art.

    For a similar example to the present lot, see Bonhams, The Scottish Sale Part II, 29 & 30 August 2012, lot 298
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