PROBABLY SPANISH, CIRCA 1700
Pendant with the Cross of the Military Order of Christ
partially enamelled silver and silver gilt, set with garnets
5.5 by 4.5cm., 2¼ by 1¾in.
Overall the condition of the pendant is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. A few pieces of enamel are lost. A stone at one of the terminals is lost. Suspension hoop revolves.
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Inventory, 1949 'PENDANT, enamel Maltese Cross set in silver and ruby frame' in the Strong Room