This is a really lovely French Victorian crucifix . It is made of mother of pearl and hallmarked silver.
This reasonably large crucifix measures 2¾” (7cms) long by 1¾” (4.5cms) across. The mother of pearl is 6mms thick.
On a base of wondrously lustrous mother of pearl is a delicately and realistically sculpted Christ figure. Each arm of the cross is capped with silver and ornamented a lovely rounded and pierced finial. There is a little silver scroll with the word ‘INRI’ .
At the top is a ring and a bail to hold a chain. The ring bears a rather darkened French hallmark – what looks like the crab mark for 800-900 silver quality .
This truly beautiful and quite exceptional crucifix has a wonderful patina of age which contrasts beautifully with the lustrous mother of pearl. It is in excellent antique condition and will arrive in a gift box.
French Victorian Silver and Mother of Pearl Crucifix