A very pretty antique sterling silver cross pendant necklace engraved on the front in a lovely bright cut ivy pattern. To the Victorian's the clinging ivy represented loyalty and eternal love.
The cross was made by Frances Baker & Son, an English manufacturer of gold and silver devotional articles and jewellery during the late 19th to mid 20th century. The cross suspends from an old belcher chain that is possibly around the same age, the chain fastens with a bolt ring clasp.
This necklace is in good condition with signs of wear in keeping with age. The cross is hollow and it has several tiny dents on the back and sides but the front is ding free, please see the photos. The chain is free flowing with no broken links and the clasp in good order holding securely.
A very sweet piece of antique sentimental jewellery and a classic love token, lovely for layering and a perfect gift for a loved one!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
HALLMARKS: cross stamped on the back 'FB&S' for Frances Baker & Sons and 'STG' for sterling silver. Chain stamped 'sterling' on the clasp
MEASUREMENTS: Cross 1-1/2" (3.8cm) tall including the jump ring, 3/4" (2cm) wide, 2.8mm deep. Chain 16-3/4" (43cm)
WEIGHT: 4.3 grams
DATE: 1890, Victorian
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Materials: Sterling silver.