NEW YORK – More than 100 lots of church goods – both vintage and new – are offered in a finely curated online auction that will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers on Wednesday, July 3. Items include fine crosses, 24K gold and sterling silver chalices, altar sets and tabernacles – many of the objects central to the global Catholic tradition. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
The chalice occupies the first place among sacred vessels in the Catholic Church. A Gothic chalice in the auction is marked “Sterling” on both the cup and bottom plate. It was made about 100 years ago by the W.J. Feeley Co. of Provident, Rhode Island. The 10½-inch chalice (below) has beautiful faceted amethyst stones on the node and base (est. $7,000-$8,000).
Cast in solid brass is a large and ornate altar set consisting of six candlesticks and a 38-inch-tall altar cross. The 30-inch-tall candlesticks accept 2-inch diameter candles. The freshly lacquered and polished set is expected to sell for $5,500-$7,000.
To complement the altar set is an older brass cylinder tabernacle that stands 25 inches high to the top of the dome. The tabernacle has recently been polished and lacquered and comes with two keys that lock the door (est. $3,000-$3,500).
A European handcrafted set of four stacking ciboria with cover has a $3,000-$3,500 estimate. The winning bidder will have the choice of either a hammered silver finish or a hammered gold-plated finish. The bowls have a large capacity.
The Eastern Rite Orthodox Church crown offered in the Jasper52 auction is a rare find. It features enameled panels depicting the Four Evangelists and numerous stone settings (est. $800-$1,000).
A beautiful stained-glass window in the auction is from a 120-year-old church that had Tiffany lighting fixtures and furnishings. Removed from its wooden frame, the unsigned Tiffany-style window, titled The Lamp, measures 34½ inches wide by 14 5/8 inches (est. $1,500-$2,000).
The Jasper52 auction of religious antiques and works of art will be held Wednesday, July 3, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time.