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Chalice with Paten

Gustaf Stafhell1717

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
Skoklosters, Sweden

Gustaf Stafhell was one of the Capital’s most employed and highly thought of goldsmiths. Whenever someone in High Society wanted a gift or a fancy object they turned to the artist Stafhell. After the wedding between Countess Margareta Bonde and Count Abraham Brahe in 1717 Stafhell made a chalice and paten for their private communion. It was not unusual for a noble family to have a house priest and to celebrate private services. An older box for the communion wafers was added to the chalice and paten.

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