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Cross

  • Place of origin:

    Normandy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver set with clear pastes

  • Museum number:

    MET.LOST.653

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silver cross of stylised form in two parts. The top part consists of four clear pastes in high conical mounts, with the backs of the mounts open to show the facetted backs of the stones. A drop-shaped paste, mounted in the same way, hangs from the bottom of the top part. Between the arms are stylised fleurs-de-lis, each set with a small clear paste in a closed setting.

Place of Origin

Normandy (possibly, made)

Date

1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver set with clear pastes

Marks and inscriptions

Curved object, in a shaped frame.
Possibly the cornucopia mark used in Lisieux and Bernay from 1784-1791.
On the top of the suspension ring.

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm, Width: 3.3 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Descriptive line

Silver pendant cross set with clear pastes, France, 1780-1800.

Materials

Silver; Paste

Subjects depicted

Fleur de lys; Cross

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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