Original Box, Original Anti-Tarnish Pouch, and Original Red Ribbon included. This richly detailed sterling silver original - a Limited Edition steeped in historic tradition - may be worn as a pendant or used as a charming ornament to enhance your Christmas tree, wreath or window.
Heirloom Quality Sterling Silver, NOT silver plated and crafted in USA. Created by the master silversmiths of Reed & Barton, founded in 1824 in Taunton, Massachusetts and one of the largest and most famous silver companies in the world.. Creating innumerable beautiful silver, sterling silver and silver plated items.At the end of the 1972 production run, the dies used to manufacture this cross were destroyed, thus assuring the owner of a valued collector's item. 1975, 20.7 grams, 2.75" X 2.5".
This is the fifth in a distinguished series of annual Christmas Crosses in richly detailed sterling silver by Reed & Barton. The 1975 Christmas Cross - a limited edition - is a stylized reproduction of the historic pantonce patee cross that adorned the helmets and escutcheons of Norman knights during the Crusades, in the 11th and 12th centuries. In medieval French heraldry, the patonce patee cross symbolized chivalric honor, valor, sacrifice, and the flowering of graces in the Christian warrior shrouded in mysticism, obscured in origin, the cross is the oldest and most universal of man's symbols and its myriad forms may be found in history and culture of every civilization of which there is knowledge. At the end of the 1975 production run, the dies used to manufacture this cross were destroyed, thus assuring the owner of a valued collector's item.1976, 14.3 grams, 2.75" X 2.75". Sixth in a distinguished series of annual Crosses is based on authentic originals of historic and artistic significance, Reed and Barton's 1976 Sterling Silver Christmas Cross is a stylized reproduction of a magnificent hand-carved architectural rosette that adorns England's great cathedral of Chester in the finest Gothic tradition. Seventeen miles south of Liverpool, the Seaport city of Chester and it's renowned cathedral have played an historic Britain's illustrious cultural and political past. Chester cathedral was built in the 15th and 16th centuries by Kings Henry the Vii and VIII, an era recognized as the supreme period of English church woodwork.
Original Box, Original Anti-Tarnish Pouch, Original Red Ribbon and COA included. At the end of the 1976 production run, the dies used to manufacture this cross were destroyed, thus assuring the owner of a valued collector's item. 1977, 16.8 grams, 2.5" X 2.5". Seventh in a distinguished series of annual crosses based on authentic originals and artistic significance, Reed & Barton's 1977 sterling silver Christmas Cross is a stylized reproduction of the eight-pointed cross worn by the "Knights Hospitallers", the 11th century religious order of Chivalry. The "Knights Hospitallers", or the "Order of Malta" as they were later called, were composed of Knights of noble descent, who later provided hospital service to the needy during the 12th century Crusades.
These Knights of the Order of Malta wore an eight-pointed white Cross on a black cloak to distinguish and neutralize themselves from the warring factions. The raised spiral ornaments on the 1977 Cross were inspired by the ancient neolithic stone carving from the temple of Hal Tarxian on the island of Malta.
Original Box, Original Plastic Bag, Original Red Ribbon and COA included. At the end of the 1977 production run, the dies used to manufacture this cross were destroyed, thus assuring the owner of a valued collector's item. 1979, 19.9 grams, 2.75" X 2.75".
This is the 9th in a distinguished series of annual sterling silver Christmas Crosses and is based on Authentic originals of historic and artistic significance. The 1979 Reed and Barton Christmas Cross was inspired by the 14th century decorative encaustic tile which came from a cathedral altar in northern England. Derived from the Greek word for "burnt in", the word encaustic refers to an ancient method of painting with hot colored wax. This hot wax technique was first developed by the Greeks to protect their statues from the elements.
The Romans and Egyyptians further advanced the technique of encaustic painting to the point where the wax like substance was so durable it was widely used as a form of artistic expression as well as surface protection for painting. This English encaustic tile, now in a private collection, is one of the last remaining examples of this ancient art form. At the end of the 1979 production run, the dies used to manufacture this cross were destroyed, thus assuring the owner of a valued collector's item. Wallace Sterling Silver Turtle Doves.
1976, 24.0 grams, 2.5" X 1.625". 1976 Wallace Sterling Silver Christmas Ornament Christmas Peace Doves, 6th in a Series. Wallace silver has been around for more than 200 years and is very well known in the US.
Gorham Sterling Silver Christmas SnowFlake. 1976,21.4 grams, 3.75" X 3.75".Handcrafted from heirloom quality silver, Gorham's skilled designers continue to create unique original designs year after year. Gorham's renowned excellence in silver made the 1976 collectable Sterling Silver Snowflake a stunning keepsake. Gorham Sterling Silver Ornaments have become some of the most popular of all in America and around the world. Since 1970, Gorham has been capturing the spirit of Christmas by recreating classic symbols of the season, Sterling Snowflakes. 1976 marked the sixth edition of the 51 Gorham Sterling Snowflakes created as of 2020. The first Gorham Snowflake started the industry in the production of Annual Sterling Silver Christmas Ornaments.
Gorham Sterling was founded in the United States in 1831. It has been one of the most cherished and sought after high quality sterling brands worldwide. The White House has used Gorham sterling silver services during many administrations. Grant asked Gorham to commemorate the country's one-hundredth anniversary with a spectacular Century Vase. 1977, 21.9 grams, 3.5" X 3.5".
Gorham's renowned excellence in silver made the 1977 collectable Sterling Silver Snowflake a stunning keepsake. 1975 marked the sixth edition of the 51 Gorham Sterling Snowflakes created as of 2020. 1973, 24.0 grams, 3.0 around. 1973 Wallace SilverPlate Sleigh Bell Christmas Ornament, 3rd in a Series. Bell Only, VERY Nice Tone imagine longer ribbon at Front Door as your Holiday Door Bell!Auctions for ALL types of Watches, Coins (Gold, Silver, & Collectible) & Currency. Antiques, Collectibles, Collections and Miscellaneous. As the needs of our Clients ebb & flow!
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