We have on offer this large antique Renaissance Continental (possibly Italian) silver memento mori reliquary cross /crucifix pendant. The cross carved to the front of Jesus and skull and crossbones at the bottom. The cross is of hollow construction. The back of the cross has cut out pattern and crisscross carving.
We think possibly originally that the cross would have opened to reveal box sections inside but now fixed. There is a cherub on either side of the lower part of the cross.
The item is unmarked but has been tested for silver. The weight is 14.5grams.
The item measures approx. 89mm by 53.2mm or 3 1/2'' by 2 1/8''.
Condition : is in very good used condition commensurate with age.