Item # 688E- Vintage Pre-1948 Mexican Turquoise Decorated Maltese Cross Pendant

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Item # 688E- Vintage Pre-1948 Mexican Turquoise Decorated Maltese Cross Pendant

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  Large 2 1/2" tall pre-1948 vintage Mexican turquoise decorated Maltese cross pendant! The pendant displays a round cut and polished blue turquoise stone set in a smooth silver bezel and mounted in the center of the cross. The silversmith decorates the hands of the cross applying four (4) wire circles in a row down the center of the arms and six (6) circles in the bottom leg. All mounted to oxidized silver bases with each arm/leg encircled with silver wire around the outer rim. The silversmith finishes by soldering a jump ring and attaching a silver bale to the top of the cross.

The Maltese cross pendant measures 2" by 1 3/8" across and including the bale is 2 1/2" tall. It weighs 3 grams and is stamped TCC - Encircled STERLING-925-MEXICO by Mexican silversmith. The Mexican government kept strict records of the silversmiths and silver being sold. Since it doesn't have an Eagle Hallmark (incorporated from 1948 thru 1980) and doesn't have numbers associated (1980-present) we determined the piece to be pre-1948. The first letter "T" stands for the city Taxco and the "CC" would be the silversmiths initials. Click Here for interesting info concerning Maltese Crosses. Beautiful hand made vintage Mexican crafted turquoise cross pendant!  $89.95