Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Monday, 29 June 2015

Russian Golden Chalice. Commissioned By Catherine The Great In 1791.

This most magnificent piece is a Gold Chalice that Catherine The Great commissioned, as part of a Communion Set, in 1791. It was made in Saint Petersburg, by Iver Windfeldt Buch, of gold, diamonds, chalcedony, bloodstone, nephrite, carnelian, and cast glass.
Illustration: THE DAILY GLEAN

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