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Early Double-Sided Gilt Heart-Shaped Reliquary Pendant

Early Double-Sided Gilt Heart-Shaped Reliquary Pendant

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Other Metals: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 983247

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Fantastic double-sided gilt heart-shaped reliquary pendant, probably Spanish, dating from the late 18th or early 19th century. The pendant is comprised of three sections. The top features a pierced bow set with a deep red paste stone. The middle is a heart with finials and twisted border; it is set with two painted miniatures – Christ on the cross on the obverse and a female saint holding the palm of martyrdom on the reverse. There is a drop on the bottom. Fantastic patina. Good condition; wear commensurate with age. Measures 4 1/2” from bail to tip.