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    A Gorham 14K Gold Ecclesiastical Chalice, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1905
    Marks: (lion-anchor), 14K, X2240
    9-1/2 inches high (24.1 cm)
    468 grams
    Underside engraved Rev. J.J. McLoghlin, In remembrance of St. Mary's Cortland, N.Y., July 22, '07, A.S.M. 5-20-26, F.R.D. 3-19-77.

    James T. White & Company's The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 7 (New York, 1897) relates the following biographical information on the original recipient of the chalice, John Joseph McLoghlin:

    "McLOGHLIN, John Joseph, clergyman, was born near Strokestown, Roscommon County, Ireland, in 1855. Having acquired a liberal education in the national schools of his native town, he evinced a desire to study for the priesthood. Entering the College of the Immaculate Conception, Summer Hill, Athlone, in 1874, he completed his classical course in 1877. He passed the examination for philosophy in the Seminary of Our Lady of Angels, Niagara, October, 1877, and completed the seminary course in 1881. Having been adopted by the Rt. Rev. Bishop McNierney of Albany, he entered St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, there receiving all orders preparatory to holy priesthood. He was ordained priest, Dec. 27, 1881, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, by Bishop McNierney. His first curacy was at St. Mary's, Oswego, where he endeared himself to all by his amiable disposition, priestly character, and faithful attendance to his sacred calling. When his cousin, Rev. Thomas M. McLoghlin, then assisting his uncle, Very Rev. Dean McLoghlin in St. Mary's, Cortland, was promoted to the pastorate of Philmont. N. Y., Father John, as he was familiarly called, was sent by the Rt. Rev. Bishop McNierney to take his place. So faithful was he in the discharge of his duties, and so beloved by the people, that after the death of his venerable uncle, 1888, he was appointed by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Ludden pastor of St. Mary's Church, Cortland, N. Y. During his administration a palatial parochial residence was erected, and a new cemetery of forty-five acres purchased, artistically laid out, and consecrated by Bishop Ludden. The church has been enlarged and beautified, and the congregation is in a most flourishing condition."


    Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000.

    Condition Report*: In excellent condition with little signs of use.
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