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Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô
Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô
Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô
Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô
Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô
Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô

Story

Popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this stylized French cross pendant and brooch is both distinct and bold. Often termed a Croix de St. Lô, it is handmade in silver and encrusted with rock crystal quartz.

The jewel is comprised of two sections with the counter play of both lacy areas and arresting three dimensional solids. The surmount, which can be threaded with a ribbon or chain, consists of three arms and a central area. The dangle takes on a triangular form with a teardrop large rock crystal.

The pendant is a trove of “C” curve scrollwork set with a central round faceted rock crystal surrounded by 15 more of a smaller size. The largest gems are set in mounds of silver with bases detailed in a beaded design.

Each rock crystal is set closed backed and the largest are foiled behind, typical of the period. This adds brilliance and refraction, enabling them to glow with an inner light. The tracery work of curving silver is encrusted with small rock crystals as well.

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Antique Georgian French Croix de St. Lô

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Date: Circa 1800.

Measurements: Length of 3 1/4 inches and 2 /8 inches wide. Weight of 17.6 grams.

Hallmarks: French silver mark of the axe for the Paris provinces to the front with another mark to the reverse.

Condition: Excellent for its age, the front very fine; a later brooch fitting has been added with some silver solder evident to the hinge connection area.

Origin: French.

Story

Popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this stylized French cross pendant and brooch is both distinct and bold. Often termed a Croix de St. Lô, it is handmade in silver and encrusted with rock crystal quartz.

The jewel is comprised of two sections with the counter play of both lacy areas and arresting three dimensional solids. The surmount, which can be threaded with a ribbon or chain, consists of three arms and a central area. The dangle takes on a triangular form with a teardrop large rock crystal.

The pendant is a trove of “C” curve scrollwork set with a central round faceted rock crystal surrounded by 15 more of a smaller size. The largest gems are set in mounds of silver with bases detailed in a beaded design.

Each rock crystal is set closed backed and the largest are foiled behind, typical of the period. This adds brilliance and refraction, enabling them to glow with an inner light. The tracery work of curving silver is encrusted with small rock crystals as well.

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