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candlestick

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1911,0621.4

  • Description

    Candlestick; silver, silver-gilt, niello. The circular nozzle above a hexagonal cupped drip pan with embattled rim. A hexagonal stem, the central cushion knop with projecting lozenges set with nielloed plaques alternately with the saltire cross for St Andrew and the arms of Velasco. Above the foot a hexagonal lobed knop, the spreading lobed hexagonal foot with beaded decoration at the edge.

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  • Date

    • 1450-1550 (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Pair with 1911,0621.3. See van Bellegem, Roehrs, McLeod 2008 for a full discussion of the Vera Cruz set.

  • Bibliography

    • Porres Fernandez 1989 bibliographic details
    • Santa Clara 2004 Chapter XI, pp. 331-360 bibliographic details
    • Cherry 1992 fig. 51 bibliographic details
    • van Bellegem et al 2008 forthcoming bibliographic details
    • Barrón García 1998 Vol. I, p. 85 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Good

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1911

  • Acquisition notes

    Said to have been given by Don Pedro Fernandez de Velasco to the Hospital de la Vera Cruz at Medina de Pomar near Burgos.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1911,0621.4

Standing crucifix; silver-gilt; ornamented with enamelled panels, similar on both faces; body of cross formed of series of circles of gadrooned Gothic tracery edged with trefoil cresting; parcel-gilt figure of Christ, enamelled gold plate behind head; ends of arms of cross trefoil-shaped, all four set with enamelled panels on both faces; trefoils in front are Virgin and St John; arms of Velasco with cross of St Andrew above and below figure of Christ; symbols of Evangelists engraved and enamelled on back; all the enamels are translucent with blue grounds; centre of back of cross: disc of crystal covering gold cross and relic of the True Cross; stem of cross of hexagonal section with figures of Apostles, divided by buttresses; below are figures of Virgin and saints under arches; base in form of long hexagon with two applied lozenges, one containing Velasco arms on blue ground; other shield with St Andrew's cross on green ground.

Group of Objects

Standing crucifix; silver-gilt; ornamented with enamelled panels, similar on both faces; body of cross formed of series of circles of gadrooned Gothic tracery edged with trefoil cresting; parcel-gilt figure of Christ, enamelled gold plate behind head; ends of arms of cross trefoil-shaped, all four set with enamelled panels on both faces; trefoils in front are Virgin and St John; arms of Velasco with cross of St Andrew above and below figure of Christ; symbols of Evangelists engraved and enamelled on back; all the enamels are translucent with blue grounds; centre of back of cross: disc of crystal covering gold cross and relic of the True Cross; stem of cross of hexagonal section with figures of Apostles, divided by buttresses; below are figures of Virgin and saints under arches; base in form of long hexagon with two applied lozenges, one containing Velasco arms on blue ground; other shield with St Andrew's cross on green ground.

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