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Important Mid 19th Century Russian Pectoral Cross

An emerald, pearl and diamond pectoral cross. This piece was presented by the Russian Imperial family to a high ranking member of the church for exemplary service to the crown. It features a carved barrel with the Star of Bethlehem surrounded by pearls and radiating beams of diamonds. It is silver topped and backed in gold with a locket for a reliquary.

For a similar example, see lots 276, Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby’s New York, Dec 4th 2007.

Period: Mid 19th Century
Style: Victorian
Origin: Russia
Dimensions: H 17cm, W 11.5cm, D 0.5cm
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