This really beautiful, French, cross and chain are 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 first half of the 20th century.
The chain measures 16” (40cms) long and closes with an a ring clasp. An adjacent ring is marked ‘FIX’
The cross measures 1 and 7/16” (3.7cms) long, including the bail, and 3/4” (2cms) across.
The cross has straight lines and is set with lustrous seed pearls It looks the same on both sides.
There is a squared off ring and a bail at the top. The bail bears the mark ‘FIX’ with the maker’s mark.
In excellent vintage condition , this exceptional cross and chain will arrive in a gift box
French Gold Filled Pearls Cross and Chain - FIX