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Spanish, circa 1600 | Pendant Crucifix

Spanish, circa 1600 | Pendant Crucifix

Spanish, circa 1600 | Pendant Crucifix

Spanish, circa 1600

Pendant Crucifix

inscribed: INRI

partially enamelled gold

the back engraved with the Instruments of the Passion

83mm., 3¼in.

Overall in good condition with some surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There are losses to the enamel throughout, in particular to the reverse. There is minor tarnishing to the gold in the crevices. There is a dent with a small hole to the lower part of the cross on the reverse. There are two further small dents; one below the left arm of the cross and another at the bottom left corner of the cross. There are a few minor nicks and scratches.

Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.

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The beautiful basse-taille enamelling on this pendant crucifix is very close to that seen in a Spanish cross circa 1600 illustrated in A. Kugel, R. Distelberger and M. Bimbenet-Privat, Joyaux Renaissance: Une splendeur retrouvée, Paris, 2000, no. 79.