Extremely rare Georgian silver cross with juicy amethyst pastes, Circa 1800’s.
The pendant is large, 3 1/2” tall, 2 1/8” wide.
Plain design of the cross makes it timelessly elegant.
Large dark amethyst pastes are backed with silver foil
and bezel set in close domed backs.
Clear pastes were backed with silver foil
to increase sparks under candle light.
The pastes are 1/2” X 3/8”.
Silver bail is wrought in shape of French royal lily.
It is equipped with open hook
which enables it for wearing on chain or ribbon
as shown on the photo.
The cross is not hallmarked.
It weighs 13.5 grams.
It comes with antique box in which it was acquired.
Excellent antique condition.
The ribbon shown for display only.
Antique Georgian Foil Backed Amethyst Paste Silver Cross Pendant