Portuguese 19.2K Gold Filigree Relique Pendant

Portuguese 19.2K Gold Filigree Relique Pendant

UNIQUE, TRADITIONAL, ARTISTIC AND LUXURIOUS
PIECE OF PORTUGUESE AND EUROPEAN ANTIQUE HISTORY

 

Portuguese Travassos Gold Museum

 

Pendant relique "crucifixion" in filigree

 They have this name because in the middle there is a piece that resembles the object in which the Santíssimo (=Most Holy) is shown to the Christians; they’re also called ‘relicários’, ‘relicairos’, ‘lábias’ and ‘Brasileiras’ (=Brazilian). These jewels are made with a little opened filigree, not very refined (the most popular ones).
They’re called ‘lábias’ because they resemble the upper lips (=lábios); they’re also known as Brazilian because at that time, the men from Castelo do Neiva that had emigrated to Brazil used to, when they came to Portugal to visit their family or girlfriend, buy this piece (even if the sacrifices to purchase it were tremendous, because some of these men that went to those places returned even poorer…). The ‘custódia’ was then proudly shown in Sunday mass. At theend the people, faced with such exhibition would say: “Look! There goes the Brazilian!” that’s the reason why this piece became known as ‘Brazilian’.

***** Museum reproduction *****

Measures:
Pendant: 143.5mm x 77.34mm;

Precious metal:
Solid gold 800/1000; 19.3k;
Weight: 77.4 grams;
Hallmarks: Maker, gold and UID.

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A PART OF ANTIQUE HISTORY
This piece comes with a beautiful box, an origin and ownership certificate,
unique ID and if You wish Your name and piece registred on Travassos Gold Museum Guest Book;
From time to time, we participate on top worldwide exhibitions, in museums, cultural spaces and art galleries, about artistic traditional fine jewelry and we invite the owners of the pieces created by us to exhibit them at those events.

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Price: $8,450.00

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