This really beautiful, French, crucifix is marked ‘Fix’, a mark founded in 1823 by the jeweller Savard with a secret formula for this type of 18 carat thickly gold filled jewellery. I am dating this crucifix to the Art Nouveau period circa 1900.
The crucifix measures 1and 11/16” (4.2cms) long, including the top ring, and 15/16” (2.4cms) across.
The cross is delicately shaped and pierced. Within the arm ends are prettily engraved flowers and leaves. The exquisitely sculpted corpus is separately applied.
There is a ring and a bail at the top. The ring bears the maker’s mark on the front and ‘FIX’ on the reverse. The back is beautifully finished with a plain star shape in the centre.
In excellent antique condition , this exceptional crucifix will arrive in a gift box
French Art Nouveau 'FIX' Gold Filled Crucifix