This is a beautiful antique paste and silver cross... It's sheer size is impressive and this is really larger than most I have had. Photographed in hand to give you a good feel for its size.
There are black dots painted behind the culet of the hand cut pastes. Over the years, they have faded however they are still present behind many of the pastes. Paste was made all over the world and was completely hand cut exactly the same way a diamond would have been. Each stone was collet set and all are original. The pastes are foil backed and they remain in beautiful sparkling condition. The pastes do glitter like sparkling diamonds..
The condition is of the cross is excellent. There are no apologies to be made.
The cross measures 3" x 2" across including the O ring. The O ring holds 3 French hallmarks. They are very difficult to read however I know them to be French.
The silver is testing for 900 in purity. The piece weighs 13 grams.
Circa 1860 ~ Victorian period. French in Origin.
Wear this on your favorite ribbon or perhaps a sterling silver antique chain and it becomes a beautiful necklace. A beautiful way to honor your religion. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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