Rosary and jewelry box
Silver, gold, amethyst, jade, pearls
Box: 1 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (4.4 x 6.7 x 7 cm)
Overall: 19 1/2 x 1 x 5/8 in. (49.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm)
Amethyst, pearl, jade and gold rosary beads in a silver, gold, amethyst, jade and pearl jewelry box; circualr silver box with a domed lid with a raised gold Greek cross at the top; circular amethysts set between the arms of the cross with elongated gold decorations down the side; interior of lid decorated with a gold greek cross with punched crosses; base raised to an interior siver dome with cutwork decoration set with pearls, amethyst and jade; gold rosary with amethyst and pearl beads, , gold greek cross set with pearls between the arms and jade in the centes; cross sits in the circular opening in the interior dome; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of Juan Pliego
stamped: on the base: "PLIEGO" below a two-faced Mexican Venus between two scrolls, all in an elongated hexagon between "HANDWROUGHT" and "STERLING"
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