An Important Gold And Sapphire Cross By Robert Phillips
An Important gold and sapphire cross by Robert Phillips, the ornate gold cross set with a cabochon-cut sapphire and four pearls to the centre with further cabochon sapphires to the edge and gold bead and wirework decoration, circa 1865, gross weight 36 grams with original fitted case by Phillips, 23 Cockspur St, London.
A magnificent cross pendant. This piece was made by Robert Phillips, one of the most sought-after gothic revivalist jewellers of the nineteenth century. This stunning and important piece features meticulous detail and craftsmanship: the ornate design echoes crosses seen in Medieval paintings and decorating Medieval reliquaries. The fine gold detail on the outside of the cross is mirrored on the inside, which is also set with a number of glowing cabochon-cut sapphires. The centre of the cross features a further, larger, cabochon sapphire, which is bordered by gold and four pearls. This truly remarkable piece is a wonderful example of Phillip’s work, which can be seen in museums such as The British Museum, The Ashmolean, and The Fitzwilliam.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.