A French Gold And Enamel Crucifix Pendant
A French gold and enamel crucifix pendant in Renaissance style, the budded cross with applied modelled figure of Christ made in yellow gold, the cross to the centre bearing the Christogram HIS in gold with red plique-a-jour enamel, the arms of foliate design with green and blue plique-a-jour enamel decorations, suspended by a pendant loop of floral design, circa 1890, measuring approximately 7.4 x 4.1cm gross weight 14.6 grams, bearing French gold hallmarks for 18ct gold,
An exquisite cross pendant. Made in France in the late nineteenth century, this pendant features masterful use of plique-a-jour or ‘letting light in’ enamel work. The enamel is green and blue in a gold-accented foliate design. The figure of the crucified Christ is modelled realistically in yellow gold, with a red enamel halo. To the back is more plique-a-jour enamel and the Christogram HIS. The overall effect of this splendid piece of that of stained glass in a Gothic cathedral: it is a mesmerizing and exceptional piece.
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.