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Ciborium, ca. 1790

  • Robert Cruickshank, Canadian, active 1774 - 1809
  • Guillaume Loir, French, active 1716 - 1769

Silver

  • Overall: 9 1/2 inches × 5 inches (24.1 × 12.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund

72.467

Department

American Art before 1950

Stamped, once on cross finial and twice under foot, in shaped outline, in script: RC Stamped, inside basal rim, in shaped cartouche: [fleur-de-lis] | [two grains de remede] | G [crescent] L [upper portion of mark, originally with a crown, is cut off at rim edge]

Scratched, under foot: HP-24-10

(reportedly) church of Saint-Marcellin (Les Escoumins, Quebec, Canada)

S. Breitman Antiques Ltd. (Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

1972-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Fox, Ross. French Canadian Liturgical Silver.” Bulletin of the DIA, 52 (1973): pp. 101-102. Fox, Ross. Traditional Arts of French Canada. Windsor, 1975, no. 41 (ill.). Fox, Ross Allan C. Quebec and Related SIlver at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit,1978, pp. 57-60.

Robert Cruickshank; Guillaume Loir, Ciborium, ca. 1790, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund, 72.467.