Presented here is a very rarely seen 18 carat Solid Gold pendant medal of the Holy Cross, dating back to the early days of the XXth Century, with rare and unique features as follows :
a) Its measurements are : 48 x 26 mm ( 1.9 x 1.1 in.)
b) It may be worn on either side. As may be seen for the obverse/reverse photo the only slight difference between obverse and reverse is a small design on the obverse of a Man and fish which could be either a reference to Noah and the whale but it could rather be Jesus and its symbol : the fish IXIOS.
c) Its weight is 2.62 grams of 18 carat gold. It is in Pristine condition.
d) It is made using the “Plique-à-jour” technique : Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. All intact plique-à-jour medals are very rare today.
e) The pendant is high relief and made in France. It is hallmarked with an Eagle's head which is the French Hallmark for 18 carat Gold.
The chain in the picture is NOT It is included in the offer.
Pictures have been taken so that the beautiful Plique-à-jour effect is well seen, also under different lightings.
This rare item is very sweet and highly attractive and extremely well done. In an exceptional as new condition, it is definitely a unique heirloom.
It is also extremely rare to find a cross with a plique-à-jour design without being in an additional frame as this represent extra fine work
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