Ecclesiastical Silver

Since this is Easter weekend I’m taking a look at some contemporary ecclesiastical silver. The history of silver is strongly linked to religion since church commissions throughout the ages kept many silversmiths in business. It can be seen in museum collections of silver and gold that many of the most expensive and elaborate pieces have a religious association. These days there is less ecclesiastical work being made which makes it all the more special when you come across beautiful pieces like these.

Chris Knight , 'If you seek me' Chalice and Paten
Chris Knight , 'If you seek me' Chalice and Paten

 

Brett Payne, Hanukia
Brett Payne, Hanukia
Howard Fenn, Chalice and Paten
Howard Fenn, Chalice and Paten
Barry Thomas, Processional Candle Holders
Barry Thomas, Processional Candle Holders

 

Stella Campion, Oxford University Church Chalice
Stella Campion, Oxford University Church Chalice

 

Happy Easter!

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