17th Century gold and diamond cross ref.07162-0181 - For Sale
17th Century gold and diamond cross ref.07162-0181
17th Century gold and diamond cross
We are proud to offer you here this magnificent piece of 17th Century goldsmith craftsmanship. It is amazing that this jewel has survived for over 300 years and still is in this superb condition. The only thing that is not original to it is the brooch-system in the back, which is added to it in a later stage; most probably somewhere in the first half of the 19th Century. The gold has the warm yellowish shine so typical for Southern European 17th Century jewelry. The solid gold work is beautifully finished and contains no less then 23 table rose cuts (one of the very first versions of rose cuts as we know it today).
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe it is of Spanish or Portuguese origin.
STYLE : Typically for 17th century South European jewelry
PERIOD : 1650
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION : Christianity
THEME : Cross
MATERIAL : 18K yellow gold
DIAMONDS : 23 old table rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
WEIGHT : 17.50 gram (11.25 dwt)
HALLMARKS : No trace
CONDITION : Excellent condition - (click here for our condition scale)
MEASUREMENTS : Height approx. 5.75 cm (2.26 inch)
WHEN REFERRING TO THIS PIECE : Mention the following number: 07162-0181