Antique Victorian French Paste Cross Pendant Silver. A glorious antique silver cross pendant made in France in the mid 19th Century. It's encrusted with a dazzling array of old cut glass pastes across the front that have been foil-backed to increase their sparkle and mimic the beauty of diamonds.
Paste is a heavy, transparent flint glass that has been used since ancient times to simulate the beauty of gemstones. The art of cutting paste takes expert craftsmanship and the highest quality stones are often able to replicate the cut, colour and sparkle of natural gems to near perfection. The cross has an ornate, open-work design with elegant, scrolling motifs curling from the end of each cross bar. It's modelled in solid silver and has remained in excellent condition.
WEIGHT: 17.4 grams MEASURES: Height 55mm 72mm inc. Loop x Width 42mm x Depth 4mm METAL: Silver (Tested) STONES: Paste Glass (Largest 5 x 5mm) AGE: Victorian. Please enquire for more details. A glorious antique silver cross pendant made in France in the mid 19.
Paste is a heavy, transparent flint glass that has been uséd since ancient times to simulate the beauty of gemstones. MEASURES: Height 55mm 72mm inc. Loop x Width 42mm x Depth 4mm.
STONES: Paste Glass (Largest 5 x 5mm). MARKS: Faded French maker's mark. CONDITION: Excellent - Light wear. Antique Victorian Albert Chain Silver 18ct Gold Gilt Dated 1886. Vintage Opal Boule Cluster Ring 4ct Total Dated 1966.
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