Church Plate

Term generally applied to various articles such as alms dishes, chalices and censers, usually of silver or gold, intended for ecclesiastical use.

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22233
Names
church plate
church silver
communion plate
ecclesiastical plate
plate, church
plate, communion
plate, ecclesiastical
silver, church
kerkzilver Dutch
plateau de communion French
plateaux de communion French
mazonerías Spanish
mazonería Spanish
platería de uso litúrgico Spanish

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General term for various articles, usually of silver or gold, intended for ecclesiastical use. Examples include patens, chalices, alms dishes, censers, or any other items that are made of or plated with silver or gold.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300197324. The J. Paul Getty Trust.