A rare and beautiful hand-embroidered monstrance cover or veil, late 18th to early 19th century, and perhaps French, or German? There is a German 18th century embroidery on paper in the Bavarian National Museum with the exact same iconography if you search, deleted photo because it may be copyrighted. A monstrance is a vessel, usually of solid gold or silver, used in Catholic worship to carry and display the Eucharist for veneration, or used as a reliquary. A traditional older version of a monstrance is embroidered on this cover, with the Host on display in the center surrounded by sun rays, above it an altar canopy, and in front lit candles to indicate the Divine Presence. The embroidery displays many types of metallic and silk threads, and various embroidery stitches.While it is in very good condition, the thread has faded, and there are a few places where the background silk has worn through -- the close-up photos show these areas. The gold work alas has lost much brightness, and the bottom edge of the cover shows the most wear. As far as I can tell it is the complete cover. It is sewn onto a green velvet backing, so I snipped the stitches holding it down along the lower right side, and it looks like the back side of the cover is the same ivory silk, but without embroidery. I'm open to offers.
It is still very expensive to go out west. If you wish the monstrance cover unframed, I will send an amended invoice. The item "Outstanding Antique Monstrance Cover Veil Embroidery on Silk 18-19th c Gold Work" is in sale since Sunday, October 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Vestments". The seller is "ozmal" and is located in Honeoye, New York.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.