A George IV ‘Pocket’ silver Communion Set.
A George IV Pocket silver Communion Set, London 1825/6, by Emes and Barnard. The Flask and Paten are 1826 and the Chalice is 1825. Each piece is engraved with a family crest – a Wodewose’s Head. Each piece is finely engraved with ‘IHS’ within a star. The interior of the Chalice is gilt.
Barnards produced a small number of ‘Pocket’ or Travelling Communion sets [as seen below in an early 19th century pattern book] and this set is a particularly good example.
[This image is Copyright of the Victoria and Albert Museum].
Good with a small area of surface marking and a small dent on one side of the flask. Some staining to the velvet interior of the case where the flask lies.
Dimensions [excluding the outer case]:
Height of Flask – 8.3 cm.; Diameter of flask – 4.4 cm.
Height of Paten – 1.50 cm.; Diameter of Paten 8.7 cm.
Height of Chalice – 8.50 cm.; Diameter of Chalice – 4.50 cm.
Overall weight of the silver pieces – 232.9 gms.