A small (1 5/16" x 9/16") carved M.O.P. cross bearing the figure of Christ in an unidentified silvery-colored metal, dating probably from the 1960's. A metal ring pierces the top, so that it can be easily attached to a chain or rosary.
In perfect condition, but the workmanship is very crudely done (something shared with the rough wooden cross of Calvary), typical of tourist or import gift shop MOP items from that period which were made hastily and sold cheaply, but still an attractive little reminder of the high cost of Christian salvation!
Specialists in Mother of Pearl (M.O.P.) and other nacreous shell, both artifacts and raw materials.
Pearlescence and chatoyance predominate, with occasional amber, linens, china, and select "smalls".