A charming antique Victorian mother-of -pearl cross pendant hailing from Bethlehem. These beautiful spiritual crosses were handcrafted in the Holy Land and were sold as souvenir pieces to visitors and pilgrims.
The cross is made from a thin slice of mother-of-pearl shell and hand engraved on the front with a Jerusalem cross symbol and the word 'SOUVENIR'. It has a sterling silver fan shaped bale at the top and we have added a new Italian sterling silver anchor chain so it is ready to wear right out of the box. The chain has flat cut links which add a lovely sparkle.
A lovely piece with plenty of age to it, perfect for adding a little spirituality to your layering or a thoughtful antique gift for that special someone in your life.
MATERIALS: sterling silver, mother-of-pearl
HALLMARKS: cross none, chain stamped '925' and 'AR' for Italy
MEASUREMENTS: Cross 1-3/4" (4.5cm) tall with the bale, 7/8" (2.2cm), 1.65mm thick. Chain 16" (41cm)
WEIGHT: 3.5 grams, total
DATE: 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: in very good antique condition showing signs of age as expected but nothing untoward, please see photos
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Materials: Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver.