Harvey Evans Antiques
Harvey Evans Antiques is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom
c 1600 A.D English Protestant latten communion Cup.
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Following the Reformation holy communion replaced Catholic mass and as a result many of the Catholic chalices were melted down as the Elizabethan Protestants felt Catholic decoration to be excessive and sinful, so advocated more humble forms of worship preferring simple but elegant decoration as perfectly illustrated in this Elizabethan (1558-1603) Protestant communion Cup. The Cup being made of latten, an alloy of copper and zinc resembling brass much used by the church. This cup would have held the communion wine used in Elizabethan protestant services.
Harvey Evans Antiques has clarified that the c 1600 A.D English Protestant latten communion Cup. (LA333479) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c 1600 A.D.
This cup is in good solid condition. No cracks or dents. There is tarnishing to the inside and top rim due to the wines acidity. See photographs for details.
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This c 1600 A.D English Protestant latten communion Cup. is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom