Dutch antique silver and gold cross with rose cut diamonds 1870
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Antique jewelry object group: pendant
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from themiddle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveaustyle have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1870
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Source of inspiration: Christianity
Theme: Cross - The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of theconcepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line. (from: Wikipedia)
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Diamonds:Eight senailles. A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: The Dutch control mark representing an oak leaf and that was in use between 1852 and 1906.
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Dimensions: 5,40 cm (2,13 inch) x 2,98 cm (1,17 inch)
Weight: 8,40 gram (5,40 dwt)
Reference Nº: 14349-0143
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry