1973 Stieff Smithsonian Sterling Ethiopian Coptic Cross Xmas Ornament Pendant. Extremely Hard To Find Ethiopian Coptic Cross Ornament / Pendant made by Stieff for the Smithsonian Institue in 1973 is in very nice vintage condition. There is no original sterling silver chain for this one. Made by The Stieff Company for the Smithsonian Institution in 1973, this deeply sculptured sterling relief classic cross design is executed on a 2 1/4 inch solid sterling silver disc. The design dates from the fourth century when Ethiopia converted to Christianity.
It is appropriately hallmarked on the obverse Stieff Sterling; Smithsonian Institute Castle hallmark; S1-10S. There is no original box, romance card or chain with this rare ornament. Any gold tones or spots you see are the result of poor photography. This is gleaming sterling silver.As with all vintage silver, it may need proper polishing upon receipt depending on your preferences. If by some small chance your item is not satisfactory, your return should still be received within 7 days or less. Be sure to check my other listings for more ornaments from Gorham and other major manufacturers, plus many collectible Christmas sterling pendant /medallion / ornament / charms, and other great gift items, Victoriana, Elegant Glassware, Vintage Clothes and Shoes etc. Thank you very much for your interest.
I look forward to doing business with you! Thank you in advance for your highly valued and greatly appreciated business. The item "Stieff Steiff 1973 Smithsonian Sterling Ethiopan Coptic Cross Ornament Medallion" is in sale since Monday, May 12, 2014.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Ornaments\Metal". The seller is "dkoldtiques" and is located in Barry, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.