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CHARLES DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE LAURAGUAIS, BISHOP AND CARDINAL OF ARRAS (1768-1851)

Three gold pectoral crosses, various origins and dates
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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CHARLES DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE LAURAGUAIS, BISHOP AND CARDINAL OF ARRAS (1768-1851)

Three gold pectoral crosses, various origins and dates
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

From the Collection of Prince and Princess Henry De la Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais

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Three gold pectoral crosses, various origins and dates
the first, Jean-Charles Cahier, Paris, circa 1802, bordered in key pattern and terminating in openwork anthemion; the second, Rome, circa 1840, engraved with flowers and scrolls, hinged to form a reliquary; the third, unmarked, late 18th century, terminating in acanthus leaves and buds
Quantity: 3
12, 11.7, and 10.3cm high; 4 3/4, 4 5/8, and 4 1/8 in; 162g, 5oz 4dwt
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Catalogue Note

As second son, Charles de la Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais was designated to enter the clergy from birth. Despite the Terror he succeeded in becoming discreetly ordained in 1792 but for ten years was obliged to carry out his secret ministry in lay garb. Following the Concordat of 1801, de la Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais was made the youngest bishop in France, for the new see of Amiens where he was to remain for the rest of his life, being raised to cardinal by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839.

From the Collection of Prince and Princess Henry De la Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais

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London