Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls
Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls

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Victorian 9k Rose Gold Hand-Etched Latin Cross Pendant with Acanthus and Cyma Swirls

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General Information:

  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.43 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 9k rose gold  
  • Dimensions: 36.7 mm long north to south (including attached top loop but not including added ring) x 21.4 mm wide east to west x 0.9 mm deep
  • Weight: 3.78 g
  • Markings: C&[?]LD; 9 ∙ 375; [sideways anchor]; [serif ‘u’ or ‘n’]
  • Era: Victorian or Victorian style; matches styles dating to the Gothic Revival years of the 1860s, though the date mark curiously does not match any records of the Birmingham assay office’s historical date marks. As such, the shop has submitted an inquiry to the Birmingham assay archives for clarification so as to precisely date this piece. Once the shop hears back from the archives, the exact make date will be updated here.
  • Buyer Notes: This listing is for the cross pendant only, and the yellow gold chain used for photographic purposes is not included in the sale. Please also note the above-stated mysteriousness surrounding this piece’s year of production. This cross shows edge wear to one horizontal arm, and shows evidence of the top loop either having been appended post-production or re-attached at some point in its history.

The Story:

Masterfully hand-engraved with swirling cymas and garlands of acanthus leaves, this solid rose gold cross is a sizable pendant of excellent antique collector’s quality. It is weighty and polished, every stroke of the etched motif beautifully catching the light. Each arm of this Latin style cross form is covered in foliate details on its front side, and the reverse of the piece shows full hallmarking, including the maker’s mark, the metal fineness marks, its assay office location mark and the letter date mark. A rose gold ring, which is also hallmarked for purity, is attached to the cross’ top loop. 

Throughout art and decorative art history, cymas and billowing acanthus themes have been long been incorporated into spiritual depictions: acanthus leaves embody the idea of eternalism, thriving in graceful immortality in even the harshest conditions and withstanding beating winds, rains and sun. The plant is deeply symbolic form that has been used for thousands of years across multiple cultures and peoples, as a representation of abundant life and rebirth for their unique ability to thrive even in the most trying of conditions. 

When coupled with the significance of the cross, the pendant’s message is clear. This piece is not only a nod to a desire to harbor, enjoy and share God’s grace, but a reminder of the beauty and ability of His creation. This pendant would have likely been gifted on a special occasion, and is as perfect for gifting today as it was the day it was first created.

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