acetre, used in church for bringing holy water from the sacristy to the altar, is of graceful urn form, with handle of triple curve, riveted to the rim at finely executed lion's masks.  The body of the vessel is engraved with loose foliates.
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Peruvian Silver Bucket with Handle

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Peruvian Silver Bucket with Handle

Artist/Maker: Peruvian Silver Bucket with Handle
Description: This type of bucket or, acetre, used in church for bringing holy water from the sacristy to the altar, is of graceful urn form, with handle of triple curve, riveted to the rim at finely executed lion's masks.  The body of the vessel is engraved with loose foliates.
 
Origin: Latin America
Materials: silver
Circa: 18th century
Height: with handle raised 15" inches
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