Beautiful trailing ivy leaves adorn this pressed horn Victorian cross. Ivy symbolized dependence and endurance in preserving the memory of a loved one.
It measures 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches. It is beautifully decorated but very difficult to photograph because it is all black.
It is in very fine condition with no losses or splits or cracks.
The notion that plants have meaning is as old as man but in Victorian England it became a second language in a society where true feelings were rarely expressed in words. A lady that had lost a precious loved one would wear this cross and by its symbolism all would know that she could be depended upon to to preserve the memory and that she was going to endure the loss as long as she wore the cross.
This cross conveys what a thousand words cannot say. I love antiques that have such meaning and reverence about them.
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