RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer
RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer
RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer
RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer
RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer

RARE Victorian STANHOPE CROSS Coral 9ct Gold and Pearl with Lords Prayer

Product code: J081
£617.50

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Amazing Victorian Stanhope in the form of a Cross
In 9ct Gold and set with rods of real coral and pearls this rare and very personal piece of jewellery possibly represents the loss of a child. Coral was associated with protecting children and fertility, the tiny pearls often represented tears. The centre of the cross has a tiny "Stanhope"* a miniature monocular through which a print of the Lords Prayer can be viewed.
To view the prayer use a good light against white paper and hold the Stanhope up to your eye and then slowly rotate back and forth.
A super example of both mourning /hopeful jewellery and the cult of the novelty period of Victorian Jewellery.
Date: 1870's Size: 3.5cm x 2.3cm (not including loose bale)
Comes with the black voile ribbon shown and a quality presentation case.
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About Stanhopes...
Stanhopes were popular in 1860's / 1870's and often used in jewellery or small objects to allow the viewing of miniature photo's or print. Named after Charles Stanhope the creator of the convex lens that made it possible to view a variety of tiny images. The lens was one-tenth the of an inch in diameter with one convex end acting as a magnifying lens for photographs on it's inner surface.

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We use industry standard methods for calculating stone weights and / or colour (if stated) in set jewellery using measurements, calculations and comparison. We do not remove stones from their settings to determine size or colour.

*ALL Gold and or Platinum stated precious metals that bare no stamp or hallmark are tested using a non-destructive electronic testing device. All silver is acid tested.
ALL Weights & Measures are Approximate. Unless otherwise stated, any dimensions and estimated weights of gemstones in this description have been determined without unsetting the stones and are, therefore, to be considered only as a probable because of limitations imposed by the mount.

Technical specifications

Product Code J081

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