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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Steve Shubinski, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. I have this rather large cross shaped bottle that is intended to hang on a chain. Not sure what it would have been used for. I thought it might be silver but when I cleaned it the metal still had a different tinge of color. The size is 3 1/2" tall x 2 7/8" wide. Any thoughts? pend 1.jpg pend 2.jpg pend 3.jpg pend 4.jpg pend 5.jpg
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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure it was ever a pendant per se. Holy water bottle maybe?
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very nice, Steve.
    That's what it looks like.:) The size is right for a Holy Water bottle.
    The colour may depend on the alloy or the fineness if it is silver. I suspect it is silver, check it for tiny marks.
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  4. Thank you Any Jewelry and evelyb30 for the comments. I did expect it to be silver and thought it might be for holy water but it would not hold very much. I could find no markings at all. Any thoughts on the age? Forgot to mention, there is one little red stone in the middle. Under a magnifier, it looks like a bunch of very small crystals.
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  5. You have there an Orthodox Christian holy water chatelaine, the design influence seems to be of that, I haven’t been able to narrow down and determine it’s vintage though. Maven ❤️
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