Up for your consideration very rare antique 84 silver Imperial Russian gift keeper/tabernacle. The tabernacle is a sacred vessel in which the Holy Gifts are stored - the Body and Blood of Christ, used for communion. In accordance with this purpose, it is the most sacred object in the Christian church. The tabernacles are used in divine services of the Orthodox , Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.In Catholic practice is sometimes called "tabernacle " Latin. One of the earliest forms of close to the tabernacles was the "Eucharistic dove ". The prototype of the Christian tabernacle is the Old Testament Tabernacle with the Ark of the Covenant. Beautiful engraving with gild outside and gilded inside.
Makers mark could be associated with Sergei Gavrilov, Semion Galkin. Or Semyon Gogolin all of them lived at the corresponding period in Moscow and all had similar mark. Very good condition consistent with age and wear.Please, look at the pictures as they are part of the description. There is NO RETURN for items unless i have made a fundamental mistake in my item description. The reason of the return should be based on facts that i have not referred to. The item "Imperial Russian 84 Silver Engraved Gift Keeper/Tabernacle/" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.
The seller is "oleg10016" and is located in Staten Island, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.