Large Antique Cross Crucifix W/ Inlaid Wood Germany Mark Nickel Silver Ovr Brass
I just went to a multi farm estate auction and came home with a truckload! Loooots of wonderful early farm primitives and pretties for you this week!
You're going to love this one. It's a very old and large crucifix that is marked as being made in Germany on the backside bottom. I'm sorry, I just realized that I didn't get a close up of the Germany mark, but if you look at the bottom of the cross in photo 9, you can see where it is (a small line there - that reads Germany !). The cross measures 3 1/2" tall by 1 7/8" wide and is 1/8" thick at the sides. It weighs only a couple of ounces with the chain. It has a loop at the top and a steel chain is threaded through the loop that is clearly not original to the piece (yet vintage on its own). The steel chain measures 12 1/4" long and is the style of a keychain, do you know what I mean? With the type of clasp that you see on the old keychain chain. It is simple for the cross, and does the job well if you wanted to wear it. The chain is in totally solid and sturdy condition with wear to the silver finish and spots of surface rust that can be seen in isolated areas. The cross, I do believe is nickel silver over brass. it's made from a metal that a magnet does not stick to and in teenie spots, like ... read more