Vintage FRENCH Celluloid Croix de Berceau - Cross with Angel/Putti/Cherub!
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AGE: C.1920/1930 or so
ITEM: Of all the Croix de Berceau I have had - this HAS to be the largest one I have found to date!
From France, here's a celluloid Croix de Berceau (Crib Cross) that would have been presented to the newborn at the time of birth or christening. It would have been placed at the head of, or on, the crib, protecting baby from any manner of harm. The cross is lightly grained to simulate the more expensive ivory pieces that most families could not afford to purchase - celluloid being the material of choice if one was of moderate means. The original ring at the top is intact. The cherub face is nicely detailed with the sweetest expression upon its face.
CONDITION: Very nice with just age related marks. One small pock mark at the bottom of the cross - possibly a test mark to make sure the piece was not genuine ivory. Coloring is consistent throughout.
SIZE: From top of ring (when up) to bottom measures 9"; width is 3-1/2". Thickness of the cross is 15/16".
FINAL COMMENTS: Ready for a new home!
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