AJGC170: 1650s Gold Reliquary
This is a stunning and exceptional museum quality carved gold reliquary from Argentina, dating circa 1650-1700! This stunning CARVED, not cast, 20 karat gold reliquary is accented with a rock crystal face on each side. Encased beneath the crystal is a different and very elaborate religious image on each side.. This has been carved from gold with a chisel.The entire piece measures an incredible 3" long. Not noticeable, unless scrutinized and turned in the light, are some minor scratches to the crystal face on one side. Superb, masterful workmanship and significant weight! This is truly a work of art and fabulous historical reliquary! An antique jeweler and dealer in historical artifacts for 25 years has placed a retail value of 10,000 on this exquisite piece! Please click here to view additional magnified photos and click on your BACK button in your browser to return to this page. Please note, cashier's check or bank transfer only.
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