This is a rare and complete traveling communion set, It consists of a cross, pair of candlesticks, host box, anointing spoon, chalice, paten and pair of silver mounted glass bottles. All silver elements are sterling silver and made of heavy gauge silver. It comes in its original fitted box embossed 'J. HERBERT FREEMAN III'. There is a compartment in the cover to hold linens and prayers.
Ecclesiastical silver is quite rare on the retail market as most religious institutions usually keep their collections.
Provenance: Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Episcopal Divinity School was formerly the Episcopal Theological School founded in 1867 in Cambridge, It changed its name in 1974 when it combined with the Philadelphia Divinity School which was founded in 1857. St. Andrew's Church was on the grounds of the Philadelphia Divinity School. In 2018, Episcopal Divinity School has assumed affiliation with Union Divinity School in NYC and the Episcopal Divinity School has been acquired by Leslie University. For a history of the church, click here.
This lovely service is fully hallmarked and in excellent antique condition.the height of the cross is just shy of 4 inches.