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Antique Georgian Gold Rosary Long Necklace Filigree Catholic Religion (6983)

Antique Georgian Gold Rosary Long Necklace Filigree Catholic Religion (6983)

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Antique Georgian rosary. 14k yellow gold. Possibly Spanish, made in the 18th century. Measurements: Weight is 29.4 grams. Length with most of the rosary doubled over is approximately 18.5inches (47cm). Description : Exquisite filigree rosary with pendant cross. Entirely composed of very fine gold wire work and cannetille, much of it 3-dimentional. The Cross made in the form of intersecting 3-d cylindrical gold wirework in a variety of scrolling patterns that give new meaning to the term 'spun gold'. The cross is adorned at the terminals and intersecting points with flaring and folding exquisitely fine wirework as well as tiny cannetille flowers. Loops connect the pendant cross to a gold globe or bead, the first of many to follow in the same form, composed of openwork gold filigree. The next station is a heart-shaped flat medallion of filigree with a 'cap' in 3-dimentions that looks as though it might have held a holy item or flower. The stations of the rosary follow. They are in the form of filigree beads, as described above and flat stations in the form of beautiful filigree flowers. Workmanship is exceptional. Exquisite, fine design. A true collector's item. Marks and Metal: Loop above cross is hallmarked. Small disc below loop and another on the filigree section above have a hallmark. Condition: Good with very minor dings/restorations barely visible to the naked eye and mentioned only for the sake of total accuracy. It is astonishing that this delicate item has survived for about 250 years in this condition. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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