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Cross

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver- and gold-plated metal set with amethyst pastes and decorated with filigree

  • Museum number:

    1254-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This was bought for £1 9s. at the International Exhibition, London, 1872.

Physical description

Metal pendant, shaped like a double-armed cross with trefoil-shaped ends. It is plated with silver and gold. The centres of all the arms are open and filled with filigree tracery and set with amethyst pastes. The bale is made in the same style, and has a large curved hook on the back.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1860-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver- and gold-plated metal set with amethyst pastes and decorated with filigree

Dimensions

Length: 9.6 cm, Width: 5.1 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Silver- and gold-plated metal cross of Lorraine set with amethyst pastes, France, 1860-1870.

Materials

Plated; Gilded; Paste

Techniques

Filigree

Subjects depicted

Cross

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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