Lantern-shaped pendant reliquary; gold; middle formed of hexagonal tube of rock crystal enclosing minute wood-carving of the Ecce Homo and Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene and St John; column at each angle, lower part square, white enamel, upper baluster-shaped, ruby enamel; finial at top with double-faced head supported by two pairs of volute brackets; bottom plate engraved with strapwork panels and enamelled, projecting cherub in full relief. late 16th-early 17th century, Spain or Mexico


Antiques Jewelry https://www.etsy.com/listing/290419759/multi-gemstone-elephant-pendant-18k Lantern-shaped pendant reliquary; gold; middle formed of hexagonal tube of rock crystal enclosing minute wood-carving of the Ecce Homo and Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene and St John; column at each angle, lower part square, white enamel, upper baluster-shaped, ruby enamel; finial at top with double-faced head supported by two pairs of volute brackets; bottom plate engraved with strapwork panels and enamelled, projecting Pendant of gold in the form of a dog, enamelled and set with rubies and pearls: German, 16th century Reliquary:a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept. This reliquary is early 19th century with a rock crystal from the years 1175-1200, found in the Meuse Valley )present -day Belgium). It was sid to once held relics of St. Margaret, St. Philip the Apostle, St. Catherine and Bishop Valerius.

SPANISH, LATE 16TH CENTURY PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A MERMAID enamelled gold, set with a Baroque pearl, adorned with smaller pearls, suspended from a later metal pin 7cm., 2 3/4 in. (excluding pin) Lantern-shaped pendant reliquary; gold; middle formed of hexagonal tube of rock crystal enclosing minute wood-carving of the Ecce Homo and Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene and St John; column at each angle, lower part square, white enamel, upper baluster-shaped, ruby enamel; finial at top with double-faced head supported by two pairs of volute brackets; bottom plate engraved with strapwork panels and enamelled, projecting cherub in full relief. late 16th-early 17th century, Spain or Mexico Lisa Wood

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