Victorian French Sterling Black Enamel Cross Pendant
A fabulous French cross pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece is made of sterling silver and has a bold and romantic enameled design. The body of the cross is wide and has a flat surface with flowing floral cutout accents in the center. A black and white enameled design covers the entire surface of the cross and at the center is a closed wing enameled cherub with a hand painted face. A sterling stud can be found at each corner of the cross, creating a bold, 3-dimensional design and a simple sterling bail rests at the top, making it easy to attach to a sterling chain. The pendant is double sided with both sides carrying the same, fabulous design. A French touchmark can be found on the ring at the top. A very special piece, this lovely pendant would make a wonderful addition to any sterling jewelry collection!
Measurement: The cross hangs approximately 2 1/2" long, is a little more than 1 1/2" at its widest and has a depth of a approximately 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling setting or to the enameling and the bail is secure.