The ciborium is a reproduction of an item created by Poussielgue-Rusand for the consecration of the Bishop of Moulins, the Marquis of Dreux-Brézé, in 1850.

The original ciborium, which is preserved in the treasure house of Moulins cathedral, formed part of an altar set comprising a chalice, paten, two cruets and a tray. The set was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and was very well received.

Poussielgue-Rusand drew his inspiration from a variety of mediaeval sources, whilst using new manufacturing techniques which were faster to implement.

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City of Paris municipal collection's website

City of Paris municipal collection's website

The online catalogue of the Petit Palais collections includes around 35,000 notes and is added to regularly. Some notes have minimal information; others are more detailed. They are illustrated or they will be shortly.

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