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Antique Silverplate Accessory Set for Use in Sacrament of Last Rites

$66.00

Antique Silverplate Accessory Set for Use in Sacrament of Last Rites

$66.00

This set of matching antique silver plates are decorated with the “IHS” Christogram beautifully engraved at the center, and with grape leaves engraved along the rim. The spoon handle is embellished with a cross, grapes, and wheat, all representing the Eucharist. These pieces would have been stored along with other items needed by a priest to perform the last rites.

The reverse of the plates is stamped “Sick Call Outfit” “Quadruple Silver Plate, Patented April ‘97” “Special Metal”.

Traditionally, sick call sets were kept in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets often held additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books. Some people would store personal keepsakes such as rosaries and holy cards, as well.

 

Dimensions: Plates - 5.5" dia.; Spoon - 5.5" long

Item ID: S180313