This is a beautiful, French, Victorian crucifix is made of mother of pearl and silver gilt. The silver bears no marks but it tests to 800-900 quality.
This reasonably large crucifix measures 2½” (6.4cms) long by 1 and 13/16” (4.7cms) across. The mother of pearl is 2mms thick.
On a base of lustrous mother of pearl is an exquisitely sculpted Christ figure. Each arm of the cross is capped with highly decorative and pierced silver gilt. The design continues on to the back.
At the top is a ring and a bail to hold a chain.
This quite lovely and unusual crucifix has a wonderful patina of age which contrasts beautifully with the lustrous mother of pearl. It has a tiny piece of silver from the right hand arm. It is hardly noticeable. Otherwise it is in fine antique condition and will arrive in a gift box.
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