Monstrance - ROM2012_12892_11



Maker: Laurent Amiot (1764-1839)
Medium:Silver, silver-gilt and glass
Geography: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1790-1805
45.7 (height) x 14.6 (width) x 10.7 (depth) cm
Object number: 937.57
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

This monstrance ranks as the most elaborate piece of early Canadian silver. It is used for veneration of the host, which is contained in a circular glass compartment (pyx) at the centre of a large sunburst. Laurent Amiot’s work was unsurpassed by any other Quebec silversmith in both quality and quantity. He trained in Paris from about 1782 until 1787. When he returned to Quebec City, he initiated a new direction in liturgical silver, breaking away from old Louis models in favour of more up-to-date Louis XVI models.

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