Pewter Holy Oil vessel, 18th Century


Rectangular-shaped pewter Holy Oil vessel with doucine lid surmounted with trefoil cross, ornated with friezes of gadroons and scrollwork.

Unidentified master maker’s mark, affixed three times: pine cone, blossom  / J.R.

Paris, Second half-18th Century.

Perfect condition, complete with antique anointing vessel but probably added later.

Dimensions: 7,1 x 5,3 x 9,7 cm (2-3/4 x 2 x 3-3/4 in.).

Vessels with one single anointing vessel containing oil for the ill are often marked O.I. for  for “Oléum Infirmorum” (anointing oleum of the sick)

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2012030031