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Chalice veil
  • Chalice veil
    Sedding, John Dando, born 1838 - died 1891
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Chalice veil

  • Place of origin:

    bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sedding, John Dando, born 1838 - died 1891 (designer)
    Sisters of Charity (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk ground with embroidered details in silk, silver gilt threat and semi-precious stones

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Sisters of Charity

  • Museum number:

    T.66-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This chalice veil is part of a set of vestments made within the convent chapel of The Sisters of Mercy, Bristol, for use by the order.

Physical description

Cloth of gold (modern replacement) in olive/gold with four applied embroidered motifs in each corner showing angels with inscriptions including 'Ecce Agnus Dei'. Another larger appliqué panel in the centre of the lower hem shows the Annunciation with the inscription 'Ave Maria Gratia'. The edge of the chalice veil is trimmed with a band of olive green silk, embroidered in silk and couched silver gilt thread with repeating floral cartouches. Each corner is embellished with padded motifs of crosses in gold work with garnet-coloured stones in the centre. Lined in red silk.

Woven silk ground with embroidered details in silk, silver gilt threat and semi-precious stones. Embroidery stitches used include long and short and satin stitches, couched and padded work.

Place of Origin

bristol (made)

Date

1880-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Sedding, John Dando, born 1838 - died 1891 (designer)
Sisters of Charity (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk ground with embroidered details in silk, silver gilt threat and semi-precious stones

Marks and inscriptions

Ecce Agnus Dei
Behold the Lamb of God
Embroidered

Ave Maria Gratia
Hail Mary full of Grace
Embroidered

Dimensions

Height: 53.5 cm, Width: 54.5 cm, Weight: 0.3 kg

Descriptive line

Chalice veil, woven silk, designer JD Sedding, makers Sisters of Charity, Bristol, 1880-1890

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Silk; Silver gilt; Semi-precious stone

Techniques

Embroidery; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Angels; Flowers

Categories

Ecclesiastical textiles; Embroidery

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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