Reliquary cross and chain; enamelled gold set with pearls and gemstones. The interior is now empty, the lid set with four cabochon rubies, four table-cut diamonds, a large rectangular table-cut stone (possibly glass), and one small rose-cut gemstone. The arms of cross terminate in projecting pearls, with four further pearls set between the arms. The reverse enamelled with flowers, partly translucent and partly painted on white enamel ground. A double suspension loop at top, with pearl either side, surmounted by a dove. The chain formed of thirteen enamelled links of sexfoil shape with pearls between; alternating with twenty-six gold links set with rubies; attachment loops at the end.

An00045762 001 l

Thing

Made Of
pearl, gold, ruby, diamond, mineral, enamel, glass
Type of Thing
cross pendant
Subject
cross, bird
Techniques
burnished, enamelled

Place

In Gallery
G46/dc22
Made In
Georgia

Time

Acquired In
1983
Made
17thC-18thC

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