This is a nice Renaissance silver-gilt devotional pendant, dating to the mid 16th - early 17th century A.D. The pendant is set with two original woodcuts of the Virgin Mary. The frame of the reliquary is openwork, to display a wound piece of red fabric. Similar shaped pendants in gold and enamel have Verre Églomisé panels and are dated to the 1550' - 1600's. A nice honest piece in untouched condition.
OBJECT: Devotional Pendant
CULTURE: Renaissance Italy / France
DATE: 16th - 17th century (c. 1550 - 1600 A.D.)
MATERIAL: Silver-gilt & printed paper
SIZE: 67mm x 55mm x 18mm
WEIGHT: 31.30 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Paris.
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