Chalice, paten and eucharistic spoon

Jewelers Leitão & Irmão20th century (early)

Museu de São Roque

Museu de São Roque
Lisboa, Portugal

Set composed of chalice, paten and eucharistic spoon, example of a high quality gold work of elegant and stylised shapes, which enhance the influence of Art Nouveau. The refined decoration of the chalice consists of geometric and vegetal elements and fantastic animals, related to the Neo-Byzantine style, which is found equally represented in the decorative programme of the Chapel of the Hospital of Sant'anna . The base of the chalice is quadrilobed; on each of the four quadrilobes there is a quatrefoil in relief, two of them with the letter “S” on the interior and a third with the letter “A” - in allusion to the monogram of the sanatorium - and the fourth with a small flower. On top of the cup, an engraved inscription: “ACCIPITE / ET DIVI/DITE IN/TER VOS” (Take and share amongst yourselves).


  • Title: Chalice, paten and eucharistic spoon
  • Date: 20th century (early)
  • Physical Dimensions: w15,1 x h30,2 cm
  • Provenance: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Type: Metalwork
  • Rights: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • External Link: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Medium: Gilt silver
  • Manufactured: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jewelers: Jewelers Leitão & Irmão
  • Commission: This set of liturgical pieces was made for the chapel of the old Sanatorium of Sant’Ana, a building located in Parede, near Cascais, whose project was elaborated by architect Rosendo Carvalheira, and inaugurated in 1912.

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