Norwegian HESTENES Circa 1910  830 Silver Crucifix and ChainNorwegian HESTENES Circa 1910  830 Silver Crucifix and ChainNorwegian HESTENES Circa 1910  830 Silver Crucifix and ChainNorwegian HESTENES Circa 1910  830 Silver Crucifix and ChainNorwegian HESTENES Circa 1910  830 Silver Crucifix and Chain

This most beautiful crucifix was made by Kristian Hestenes of Norway, established in 1904. It is certainly very old and I am dating it to circa 1910. It comes accompanied by an old chain , probably of German provenance which complements it perfectly.

The chain is 27” (68cms) long and closes with a ring clasp marked ‘835’ for the quality of silver. Together with the crucifix it weighs 14.6 grams.

The crucifix measures 2 and 5/8” (6.7cms), including the bail, by 1 and 5/8” (4.2cms).

The arm ends have a lovely swirling decoration and the cross itself has an exquisite barley twist edging. The corpus is beautifully sculpted and expressive.

The reverse is plain silver . At the base is ‘830S’ for the quality of silver and then the anvil mark of Hestenes.

This very rare crucifix by a master Norwegian silversmith is in fine antique condition. It will arrive carefully presented in a gift box.

Item ID: 1447

Norwegian HESTENES Circa 1910 830 Silver Crucifix and Chain

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