Our silversmiths combine elegant design and pure craftsmanship to create chalices of renowned quality that will last a lifetime and that are worthy of the celebration of the Liturgy. When selecting an artistically built chalice you are contributing to the development and maintenance of the fine art of the liturgical silversmith, a profession intimately linked to the origins of the Christian religion which has enriched the western civilization since immemorial times. In this catalogue, you will find the broadest selection of chalices available in the industry that will enable you to make your important decision. Under special request, many can be modified with countless options to make sure we meet your specific needs. We also specialize in creating bespoke chalices of the highest quality for our customers from scratch.
The sacred vessels presented in this collection are a faithful testimony of the sheer artistic quality developed by our master silversmiths throughout their life. Most are the result of our designers’ creativity and some are replicas of Christianity’s historic chalices. In all of them, only the purest craftsmen’s techniques transmitted from the Medieval Ages such as embossing, hand engraving or fire enameling have been applied resulting in real works of art.
The origin of this chalice goes back to the second phase of the Christian Era, during the beginning of the VIII century. It was discovered in the late XIX Century in Ireland by a small boy that was digging potatoes in Reerasta Rath, near the village of Ardagh. The chalice seemed a treasure that most likely belonged to a rich and well established Irish monastery. Its unique low design with two handles, hand forged construction in solid silver, deeply engraved celtic ornamentation and fire enameled cobouchons make this chalice the most important and richest of the first Irish Christian objects and clearly on e of the finest metal pieces from the VIII Century that has been discovered so far.
Our version of the Ardagh chalice is taller and resembles more the shape of a chalice than the original. Like its predecessor, it features a deep celtic engraved design on cup, base and node as well as engraved and fire enameled cabouchons.
A version of the original Ardagh chalice. 24K goldplate contrasting on antique Silver Plate. Adorned with fire enamel cabouchons and garnet stones.
Height: 7 3/4"
Diameter of Cup: 5 1/8"
Capacity: 20 Oz
These pieces are imported from Spain. Please allow 5 to 8 weeks for delivery.
STERLING SILVER SURCHARGES
Please be aware that on items manufactured in sterling silver, we will apply a SURCHARGE as a consequence of the extremely high and volatile prices of this raw material. We only apply our strict extra cost in this case, with NO MARKUP whatsoever. Please contact us for the current surcharge on this product. Price shown is the base price.