Early silver crucifix ?

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Early silver crucifix ?

Postby robert12 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:31 am

Hi, help needed on this item.
It is a large ornate crucifix which has some odd marks on.
Letters J.N.R.J which I believe is Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
7.5 cm high and quite nice quality workmanship
Some signs still of gilding

https://db.tt/KoxrNxvv
https://db.tt/bplbLsiv
https://db.tt/LNZ1OO9U

Bob

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Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:52 am

Hi Bob,

You are far more likely to get a response if you embed your images as few people will click on links.

Trev.

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Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Postby robert12 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:13 am

Hi Trev, hope these pics are ok

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Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Postby oel » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:35 am

Hi,

Not sure but but could it be made by Neresheimer ?:
See:
http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Oel

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Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Postby robert12 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:53 am

Hi oel , I did look at the mark you refer to earlier but would the number 13 have been applied as well ?
I must admit that Hanau is the most likely attribution for this cross though. Any idea of the age ?
Bob

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Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Postby oel » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi,

Yes, Neresheimer used his marks in combination with the 13 (lot) mark (.812 fineness). Age, my guess is as good as your guess but I should call it turn of the 19th century-early 20th century.
For example:
Image

Oel.


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