RESERVED for M. / Vintage sandcast silver budded cross pendant, religious jewelry vintage silver cross Catholic icon cross for new Christian

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Here we have a small sandcast vintage cross, darkened with age, in the form of a budded cross. This cross may have been given to someone new to Christianity, the buds on all four ends representing a newly flowering faith. Although the cross is quite small, it is also quite old, likely made of coin silver and carrying a heavy patina from time. Given where it was found, in the heart of New Mexico, I wonder if the cross represents Christianity in this part of the world, which came with the Spaniards in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. Sandcast was widely adopted by the Navajo peoples after 1850, although the Pueblos had been using it for much longer. Not that I'm suggesting this piece is that old, but I do believ it is a quite old piece, as one doesn't see this shape much in more modern jewelry. The cross is not signed, and so while we can't say for certainty that it is Native American, we do believe it is Navajo.

The pendant measures 15/16" wide by 1-3/8' tall, including the eye hook. The eye hook is just under 1/8" wide so keep that in mind when selecting a chain for the cross. Dark patina, but otherwise in good vintage condition.

Faith--new and renewed.


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