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Cross

Cross

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (possibly, made)
    Netherlands (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt filigree

  • Museum number:

    341-1890

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This filigree cross was described as 18th century, from Spain, when it was acquired by the Museum in 1890. It might have come from Spain, but it is not a traditional Spanish design, and was probably made shortly before 1890. It appears to have been put together from old filigree buttons with their shanks cut off; the ends of the shanks are still visible inside each rosette. The buttons are most likely to have come from the Netherlands, where such buttons, often called Zeeuwse knopen, are very common, although filigree buttons were also made n Spain.

Physical description

Silver-gilt cross made from six hollow filigree rosettes soldered to a back plate, with a plain bead at the end of each of the lower arms, and a loop at the top of the vertical arm, which holds a loose suspension ring.

Place of Origin

Spain (possibly, made)
Netherlands (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt filigree

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm, Width: 5.5 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt pendent cross decorated with filigree rosettes, Spain or Netherlands, ca. 1890.

Materials

Silver-gilt

Techniques

Filigree

Subjects depicted

Crosses (motifs); Rosettes

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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