Antique 18th c Catholic Church Coat-Of-Arms of Archbishop Berton des Balbes
Very rare Antique, first half of the 18th century, European pewter Roman Catholic Church paten of typical circular form with wide, finely engraved crest of the Roman Catholic Archbishop Jean-Louis Berton des Balbes de Crillon.
The coat-of-arms depicting Heraldic shield with the coat-of-arms of one of the most important European aristocratic families of the famous house De Balbes Berton de Crillon, crowned by the Archbishop Galero (wide-brimmed hat) with 10 tassels on each side.
The base of the plate stamped with two touch marks, an Engel and the crowned rose with initials: JGG.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage. Free of repairs or restoration, the rim slightly bends with minor nicks on the edges.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 18.2 cm (7.2 in).
WEIGHT: 518 grams (18.27 ounces).
Biography of the Archbishop Jean-Louis Berton des Balbes de Crillon.
Coming from an Italian family established in France in the fifteenth century, son of Philippe-Marie, comte de Crillon, and Françoise Saporta, he was appointed bishop of Saint-Pons 22 April 1713. Archbishop of Toulouse July 30, 1727, proclaimed September 27, he took the oath to King January 19, 1728 and received the pallium on January 25. He obtained Cherlieu2 the Abbey in commendam in 1735. He transferred to Narbonne in November 1739. It welcomed in March 1742 the Infante Don Philip, son of King Philip V of Spain, drive to take possession of the Duchy of Parma. Elected maintainer of the Academy of Floral Games in 1729, is made a Commander of the Order of the Holy Spirit at promoting, May 13, 1742. He died in Avignon, 15 March 1751 and was buried in Notre-Dame-des-Doms.
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