This very pretty Maltese cross has a fine blue paste stone which is safely collect set. The paste color looks sapphire blue. The chain is original and there are small silver crosses between each oval shaped link. This was done in Etruscan revival style with very nice hand applied granulation.
This style of cross was made by many different companies. This is nicer than most I have seen and has a high silver content of 950. It is hallmarked on the back. The chain is a nice length and measures 20" long. The cross dangles 2" from the top of its original bale and measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/2". It weighs 22.50 grams, pendant and chain together.
The chain can be removed and you wear it alone or perhaps add your favorite antique locket?
This is a mid-century piece, circa 1940-1950
Excellent antique condition with no apologies to be made. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
Vintage Silver Maltese Cross and Original Chain