Exquisite 18k Gold Iberian Baroque Rose Cut Diamond Cross

Code: 10727

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This is a wonderful 18k gold and diamond cross pendant, dating to the 18th century. This example is set with the original 13 rose-cut and senaille diamonds. The intricate filigree surround is of cruciform shape, with each quadrant displaying a fleur shaped cluster set with diamonds. This type of lozenge-shaped jewel was termed "Sequilé" in Portugal, being extremely fashionable from the late 17th and 18th century. The back of the pendant bears a pin, this enables to the jewel to be both worn as a brooch or pendant.

OBJECT: Cross Pendant

CULTURE: Late Baroque / Georgian

DATE: 18th century 

MATERIAL: Gold 18k & 9 natural diamonds

SIZE: 41mm x 38mm x 11mm

WEIGHT:  8.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Exquisite 18k Gold Iberian Baroque Rose Cut Diamond Cross