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Cross

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Normandy (worn)

  • Date:

    1798-1809 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver set with rock crystal

  • Museum number:

    84-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stylised two-part cross made from openwork silver in a floral design, with four high conical mounts set with circular white crystals on the main section, with smaller crystals between them. The lowest limb of the cross hangs loosely from a bar at the base of the main section, and has a matching central drop-shaped conical mount, with smaller crystals around it. There is a loop for suspension on the back at the top.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Normandy (worn)

Date

1798-1809 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver set with rock crystal

Marks and inscriptions

Fasces with diagonal bands, in shaped frame.
Restricted warranty mark for silver, Provinces, 1798-1809.
On front, on suspension bar at base of main section.

Crab in a shaped frame.
Restricted warranty mark for 800 standard silver, Provinces, 1838 onwards.
On front, on suspension bar at base of main section.

'D' under a halo, in vertical lozenge
Mark of unidentified maker
On front, on suspension bar at base of main section.

Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm, Width: 7.7 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver pendant cross set with rock crystals, Normandy (France), 1798-1809.

Materials

Silver; Crystal

Subjects depicted

Cross

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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