C.1900 FRENCH 800/900 Silver & Mother of Pearl Crucifix/Cross Pendant
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AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: From France, a mother of pearl crucifix or cross pendant set with silver vermeil (gold wash over silver) findings. This cross is a larger sized piece - possibly for a gent. The ends are almost Fleur de Lis shaped.
CONDITION: While the ends are ornate, the center corpus is a little diffuse in its design. Also, the corpus is made of two pieces with a side seam - both sides of which show unsoldered seams (does not show from the front).
METAL CONTENT: Being French either 800 or 900 Silver.
HALLMARKS: One French poincon (punch mark) on the bale of the cross indicating silver content.
SIZE: From top of bale (not jump ring) to bottom measures 4"; width is 2-5/8".
WEIGHT: 13.8 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Find the right chain or rosary to wear/utilize once more! They just don't make 'em like this anymore!
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