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Wwi Field Chaplains Portable Communion Kit Complete For Sale

Wwi Field Chaplains Portable Communion Kit Complete

WWI Field Chaplains Portable Communion Kit - Complete This is a rare complete find dating from World War I. It is a portable army chaplain's field communion set. The set is encased in a brown leather tube case, measuring approximately 8" x 4". The case is closed with 2 buckles, now worn through (but case still closes tightly) and has straps and brass knobs on the ends for a lanyard attachment. The case is lined with dark blue velvet, moulded and padded to hold the components of the set. The communion set contains:
  • silver plated chalice
  • silver plated paten
  • chamois liner for the chalice
  • cruet with silver threaded cap
  • wooden bread box

The chalice and paten are both marked with a quatrefoil mark (foot of chalice and rim of paten). Both are also stamped on the base with the maker's mark "J.W.& Co Ltd." I believe this to be the mark of the English company J. Wipell & Company, who are makers of religious vestments and furnishings. The chalice and paten are in excellent condition, with no dents or marks.

There is also a soft chamois liner that serves to cushion the heavy glass cruet when it is set inside the chalice for storage. This liner is stained around the rim and down the seam.

The cruet is made of heavy clear blown glass (possibly crystal), and has a silver plated threaded neck and cap, with rubber gaskets for a tight seal. There are no marks on the glass or cap.

The bread or eucharist box is about 1.5" in diam. and about an inch deep. It appears to be made of pine or spruce and has a simple cross carved into the cap.

Together all pieces nest neatly and tightly inside the leather case.

Condition: As can be expected from a utilitarian object of this period, there is some wear on the exterior of the leather case. The leather buckle holders have worn through, but are still in place. There are no signs of mold on the leather.

The interior velvet lining also has some pressure wear and staining from where the chamois has been pressed against it. All the pieces of the set inside are in excellent to nearly mint condition.

Provenance: This set was apparently a gift from an army chaplain to a family clergy member and was passed down to subsequent clergy members. Its provenance is likely the Canadian or British army and is from World War I.

I have other pictures that can be emailed on request.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping costs shown here are estimates only ( estimates are rarely accurate)! Final shipping costs will be added to your invoice, depending on your location.

I am a retired museum curator and stand by my descriptions.

On 26-Mar-13 at 10:11:14 EDT, seller added the following information:

SHIPPING: Estimated shipping costs to North American mainland destinations vary between $15 and $25US. Packed: box weighs approx 2lbs; 8.5 x 10.5 x 6 inches. Once sold, I will take package to post office with your destination and get an accurate quote with tracking and insurance and then send your invoice. I do not profit from shipping - just charge the amount the post office charges me.


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Wwi Field Chaplains Portable Communion Kit Complete:
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