ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER-GILT & ENAMEL RELIQUARY, RUDOLF LINKE c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER-GILT & ENAMEL RELIQUARY, RUDOLF LINKE c.1890

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19th Century Austrian silver-gilt & enamel reliquary, pierced and decorated with multi-coloured enamels, sides set with carved rock crystal panels and a carved plaque depicting a crest of the city of Vienna, the hinged lid opens to reveal a compartment to store religious relic, these may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures.

Hallmarked Austrian-Hungarian assay city letter A (Vienna), circa 1880, Makers mark RL for Rudolf Linke.

Reference Number: A5907

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Austrian rare and unusual solid silver-gilt & enamel reliquary, pierced and decorated with multi-coloured enamels, sides set with carved rock crystal panels and a carved plaque depicting a crest of the city of Vienna, the hinged lid opens to reveal a compartment to store religious relic, these may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. Hallmarked Austrian-Hungarian assay city letter A (Vienna), circa 1880, Makers mark RL (Rudolf Linke)

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

Height: 20cm
Width: 10.5 x 5cm
Weight: 345g