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Italian Baroque Silver-gilt Pectoral Cross Pendant


Code: 10489

This is a nice Italian Baroque silver-gilt pectoral cross pendant, dating to the late 17th century. The pendant is perfect, recovered from a treasury. Such a cross was designed to be worn on a long chain around the neck so that it rests on the chest, worn especially by bishops, abbots, and priests. This example retains the original suspension ring, with a full luminous honey yellow gold gilding. An ideal antique piece to be worn again today.

OBJECT: Pectoral Cross

CULTURE: Italian Baroque

DATE: c. 17th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 65mm x 44mm x 2mm

WEIGHT: 5.2 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection