Netherlands Silver ‘Pyx’ or Host Box of Flattened Circular Shape

A Netherlands Silver ‘Pyx’ or Host Box of Flattened Circular Shape with a Double Opening Lid Depicting an Arm Thrust Downwards and Holding a Sword to a Flame 
An inscription ‘Nec Me Vis Dividet Vlla’ meaning ‘I do not want to cut Vita’ (Vita ‘Life’) 
With a Dutch inscription in script beneath the scene 
Hallmarks to underside ‘W’ within a heart and also a crowned heart 
Late 17th Century / Early 18th Century 

Size: 1.5cm high, 8cm dia. - ½ ins high, 3 ins dia.
A Netherlands Silver ‘Pyx’ or Host Box of Flattened Circular Shape with a Double Opening Lid Depicting an Arm Thrust Downwards and Holding a Sword to a Flame 
An inscription ‘Nec Me Vis Dividet Vlla’ meaning ‘I do not want to cut Vita’ (Vita ‘Life’) 
With a Dutch inscription in script beneath the scene 
Hallmarks to underside ‘W’ within a heart and also a crowned heart 
Late 17th Century / Early 18th Century 

Size: 1.5cm high, 8cm dia. - ½ ins high, 3 ins dia. 
 
The word ‘pyx’ comes from the Greek word πυξίς, ‘pyxis’ meaning box or receptacle. For keeping dry the consecrated wafers used in the communion service symbolic of the ‘Body of Christ’. 

Netherlands Silver ‘Pyx’ or Host Box of Flattened Circular Shape

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+44 (0) 207 689 7500

+44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921

enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk