Gothic Chalice French Minerva Sterling 925 Silver W Gold Vermeil 450 G.

Gothic Chalice French Minerva Sterling 925 Silver W Gold Vermeil 450 G.

Mid XIX Century subtle and sophisticated Neo-Gothic Chalice + paten in its original suitcase.


Exquisite work from the reknown goldsmiths Favier (Lyon)


Weight: 450 Grams (Chalice + Paten)

Manufacturer: - Favier 

Year of Production  -  XIX Century
Country of Manufacture   -  France

City of Manufacture  -  Lyon

Silver standard  -  Sterling (.950) Minerva head class 1

Detailed Condition   -   Excellent. Only micro - scratches consistent with its age. No bumps, missing pieces or significant damage.




Height    23 cm / 9 Inch
Diameter    13 cm / 5,1 Inch


Diameter - 13 cm  / 9 Inch



26 cm x 15 cm x15 cm




Chalice, barrel, foot and paten are made in solid silver and vermeil, all hallmarked Minerva (1st title) and goldsmith's mark Favier *,


- Chalice chiseled with a stylized frieze on the rims, barrel knot decorated with floral motifs, and matte finish on the cup (detachable)


- Paten with chilseled gothic cross in combination of matt and smoth gold vermeil.


- Original suitcase in perfect working condition and functional lock.


* Goldsmith André Favier and successors - Lyon: Sun between two letters F.


Set created by André Michel Favier, active between 1824 and 1850, or his successors Favier Frères (Jean-Baptiste and Claude Favier, between 1850 and 1860).


History of the reknown makers


The name Favier has a long and charged history, starting approximately 1824 and ending in 1976. The Favier silversmiths were famous manufacturers of ecclesiastical silver works such as chalices, ciboria, monstrances, patens, cruets and plates.


Their work can be seen in many cathedral treasuries. At least 179 works are inventoried and protected today in the name of historical monuments in the Ariège department.

Religious silversmithing was profoundly innovated by the Favier family by excerpting on medieval sources and later by joining movements of symbolism and Art Nouveau.

All four brothers were born at Meximieux, a municipality, 37 km north-east of Lyon, Ain department, region Rhône-Alpes:
Jean-Marie-François-Henri Favier (also named François) on 28 July 1800, André-Michel Favier on 29 September 1805, Pierre-Henry Favier on 11 July 1809 and Joseph Favier on 8 August 1811.




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