A very fine rose gold, cloisonne and champleve enamel antique pectoral cross in the Byzantine style by Carl Faberge.
made in St. Petersburg around 1910, workmaster Vladimir Solovyov.
Height without suspension ring 1 1/2 in. (3,7 cm).
Weight 6,5 g.
Highly unusual artistic interpretation of The Crucifixion.
Cyrillic abbreviation on the upper arm of the cross:
Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews
Blue enamel ‘IC’ – ‘XC’ stand for Jesus Christ
Finely carved out body of Christ is filled with pale brown translucent enamel.
Enameled inscription on back in Church Slavonic script reads:
SAVE AND PROTECT
Marked on both rings with 56 zolotniks standard (14K-583 gold) and master’s initials ‘BC’ for Vladimir Solovyov.
Byzantine gold and cloisonne enamel pendant.