Eastern European Christian Cross Necklace, 17th-18th Century
Gilt bronze. Over 1 1/4" total height with elegant Baroque suspension loop. Raised border delineating the cross with broad beams, the cross beam above center and enclosing a stick cross with Cyrillic inscriptions at the terminals. Reverse with a similar cross with Cyrillic inscriptions. The outside edges in flowing baroque elements. Excellent preservation with crisp detail. Professionally refurbished with the 24 karat gold overlay. On a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with Certificate of Authenticity.