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Paten

Silver, made for the Unitarian Church, Hope Street, Liverpool, by Elkington & Co., Birmingham, and inscribed by Edward Flower, silversmith, Liverpool, 1849

A paten was used to hold the sacred altar bread during the communion service. It was often made to match a chalice, which held the wine. This example is decorated with quatrefoil, or four-leafed motifs, frequently found in Gothic art.

On loan from the Merseyside District Missionary Association