SUPERB EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS NECKLACE, 17TH-18TH CENT.
Gilt bronze, just under 1 1/4" in height. Modeled in high relief with raised border, central vacant cross (no Corpus Christi) with Cyrillic inscription panels at the beam terminals. The beam junction with baroque scroll and nub motif. Reverse with raised edges and Cyrillic text. Minor signs of wear/use. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold surface restored, on a modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.