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    AN ITALIAN SILVER AND GLASS MICRO MOSAIC CROSS
    Maker unknown, probably Rome, Italy, circa 1719
    Unmarked
    4-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 0-1/2 inches (11.4 x 8.3 x 1.3 cm)
    2.2 ounces (gross)

    The shaped micro mosaic cross within silver frame, applied cast silver figure of Christ out stretched, the micro mosaic with complex multi-color canes, turquoise ground with grapevine within red and white frame work, central image of a dove, upper most a cross above ladder, lower a chalice and host, to the left a crown of thorns and to the right a spear and pincer, micro mosaic is framed by twisted silver rope border, back with clip and inscribed Benedetta da Papa Clement XI, Roma Ottobre 1719 .


    Condition Report*: some loss of tesserae at bottom cusp and in border dirctly below cross, tested positive for silver, surface scratches to silver commensurate with age 
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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