Georgian Pendant Necklace. 'Croix de Saint Lo' Black Dot Paste Diamond Cross. Antique Sterling Silver Normandy Cross Pendant. French Cross

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Georgian Pendant Necklace. 'Croix de Saint Lo' Black Dot Paste Diamond Cross. Antique Sterling Silver Normandy Cross Pendant. French Cross

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$495.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 18th century

Materials

Sterling Silver, Antique Black Dot Paste Glass

Dimensions

Pendant height: 3 1/8 Inches; Pendant width: 2 Inches

Magnificent this stunning and huge 18th century silver French cross features exquisitely cut paste stones in an ornate framework. The stones "black dot pastes" were created by painting black dots on the foiled backs of lead glass pastes to imitate the collate facets of old cut diamonds. It was a popular process during the Georgian era when the jewels dazzled in candlelight. Highly collectible, a rare survivor and oh so desirable!

Materials: Sterling silver, black dot paste stones
Size: 3 1/8 inches (80mm) high and 2 inches (52mm) across
Era: Georgian 1714-1830

Condition: At around 250 years old the cross is in good antique condition commensurate with age and perfectly wearable. All original with no attempt at restoration, we leave that to the new owner, if desired. The curly flourishes around the edges are mostly intact with only a couple of areas of loss, one at the 2 o'clock position and another at the bottom section under the pear shaped stone. There are 3 of the tiny pastes missing and there is residue of old glue around another of them. The 5 large signature pastes are in excellent condition and their foiled backings are all bright and clear free from any tarnishing or signs of ageing. The silver work has a couple of tiny holes, it is clean and gleams with the gorgeous antique patina that only great age and wear can impart. Please refer to the close up photos.

All in all an fantastic genuine piece of honest antique jewellery that deserves to be loved and treasured again! We have added an 18" oxidized sterling silver trace chain for immediate wear or attach to a satin ribbon for an authentic look!

Browse more exceptional jewelry from every era - Georgian - Victorian - Edwardian - Art Deco - Modern - at mercymadge.etsy.com New offerings are added everyday.
Magnificent this stunning and huge 18th century silver French cross features exquisitely cut paste stones in an ornate framework. The stones "black dot pastes" were created by painting black dots on the foiled backs of lead glass pastes to imitate the collate facets of old cut diamonds. It was a popular process during the Georgian era when the jewels dazzled in candlelight. Highly collectible, a rare survivor and oh so desirable!

Materials: Sterling silver, black dot paste stones
Size: 3 1/8 inches (80mm) high and 2 inches (52mm) across
Era: Georgian 1714-1830

Condition: At around 250 years old the cross is in good antique condition commensurate with age and perfectly wearable. All original with no attempt at restoration, we leave that to the new owner, if desired. The curly flourishes around the edges are mostly intact with only a couple of areas of loss, one at the 2 o'clock position and another at the bottom section under the pear shaped stone. There are 3 of the tiny pastes missing and there is residue of old glue around another of them. The 5 large signature pastes are in excellent condition and their foiled backings are all bright and clear free from any tarnishing or signs of ageing. The silver work has a couple of tiny holes, it is clean and gleams with the gorgeous antique patina that only great age and wear can impart. Please refer to the close up photos.

All in all an fantastic genuine piece of honest antique jewellery that deserves to be loved and treasured again! We have added an 18" oxidized sterling silver trace chain for immediate wear or attach to a satin ribbon for an authentic look!

Browse more exceptional jewelry from every era - Georgian - Victorian - Edwardian - Art Deco - Modern - at mercymadge.etsy.com New offerings are added everyday.

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