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Chalice veil

Chalice veil

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted silk satin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chalice cover, from a set of vestments, comprising chasuble, stole, maniple, chalice veil and burse. Symmetrical pattern (outlined in silver) of peonies, lotuses and other flowers. Lined with red silk, two red silk tying-strings.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)


ca. 1780 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted silk satin

Object history note

Purchased (T.89 to 93-1923, £13 10s.). Registered File number 1923/3544.

A duplicate set was purchased at the same time for Circulation, and numbered CIRC.624 to 629-1923.

Descriptive line

Chalice veil, painted silk satin, Guangzhou, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, ca. 1780

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig, ed. Chinese exports art and design. London:Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987, fig. 9.


Silk (textile)


Painted; Satin weave

Subjects depicted



Religion; Ecclesiastical textiles; Christianity


East Asia Collection

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