PostĂ©rieur Ă 1759/ post-1759
Collection : ArchidiocĂ¨se de QuĂ©bec / Archdiocese of Quebec
Ignace-FranĂ§ois Delezenne (1718 Lille France â€“ 1790 ou 1798 Baie-du-FĂ¨vre QuĂ©bec)
Hallmark on back: DZ 1 crown
14 x 18.5 cm
The pax-board which is also named the kiss of peace or osculatorium is a small plaque of metal representing the Crucifixion the Nativity the Holy Family or as is the case here the Virgin and Child. It has a vertical metal handle on the back to allow the officiating priest to present it to the congregation as a sign of reverence during the celebration of the Eucharist before communion and while speaking the words â€śPax tecum peace be with you.â€ť
Ignace-FranĂ§ois Delezenne learned the silversmith trade in Lille the town of his birth. He arrived in New France around 1740. He was a silversmith merchant and seigneur. From 1756 to 1759 he managed a small silversmith trade which caused him to neglect his religious and domestic silver production. Like Amiot and RanvoyzĂ© Delezenne was one of the major Quebec silversmiths.