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Victorian Jewelry with a Cross Motif



Morning Glory Antiques &
Jewelry

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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine


Victorian Cross
M
otif Jewelry


Photographs from the Victorian era demonstrate how jewelry was worn, and how
it related to the fashions of the time. Some pieces, like bar pins, were
common accessories and can be found fairly easily today. Others, like full
parures (sets of necklace, bracelet, brooch, earrings and sometimes ring)
are much more difficult to obtain.

Whether a family heirloom or a recent find, Victorian
jewelry continues to fascinate collectors and jewelry lovers alike. The
sentiment, history, craftsmanship and whimsy lures new collectors and
historians to this day. Everyday people treasured these wonderful echoes of
the past, and we are fortunate that so many of them have been handed down to
our generation to wear, protect and enjoy.

These ladies all share a piece of cross jewelry to accessorize their attire,
and it is interesting to see how many various jewelry pieces can be
fashioned using that motif.

To see jewelry with a cross
motif, click here.





VICTORIAN lady wearing cross
pendant and cameo bar pin and earrings. Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by
4-1/4", marked on the back "Elmer & Tenney, 18 Center Street, Winona,
Minn.".

VICTORIAN lady
wearing cross pendant and gold earrings. Size 2-1/2" by 3-7/8", marked on
the back "O.H. Warren, Artist, 89 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Mass.".
VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross pendant with a brooch and matching earrings. Carte de viste
size 2-1/2" by 3-1/2", marked on the back "R.S. De Latimer, Photographer,
three doors above post office, Hartford, Conn.".


VICTORIAN
lady wearing matching jet cross pendant and earrings and a
black neck ribbon. Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4", marked on the back
"Ulke Bros., No 1111 Penn. Avenue, Washington, DC, 1872" and hand written in
ink "Julia, with love Judith".
One photo expert contacted me wondering if this CDV might have been a gift
to U.S. Grant’s wife, Julia, as the Ulke Brothers were well known as
photographers of the politically famous in Washington DC, and 1872 was the
beginning of Grant’s 2nd term as President.
I would love to know who she is.






VICTORIAN
lady wearing a jet chain, cross pendant and connecting plaque.
Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4", marked on the back C.H. Townsend,
Photo-Artist, Southbridge, Mass.".

VICTORIAN lady
wearing jet tiara and cross pendant with dangling earrings. Carte de viste
size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4", marked on the back "P.C. Burnite, Photographer,
Harrisburg, PA".
VICTORIAN lady
wearing onyx earrings and a golden cross pendant. Carte de viste size 2-1/2"
by 4-1/8", marked on the front "Brand" and on the back 210 & 212 Wabash
Avenue, Chicago; Portraits established 1858.


VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross pendant, bar pin and earrings. Carte de
viste size 2-1/2" by 3-5/8" with rounded corners, marked on the back "Smith"
with an illustration of a statue lettered "Leatherstocking".






VICTORIAN
lady wearing ornate cross pendant on a black satin ribbon, jet
ebaded collar and long oval earrings. Carte de Viste size 4-1/4" by 2-1/2", marked on the back "V. Wolfenstein, Temple
Block, Los Angeles, Cal." and an ad as well as hand written ink "A Happy New
Year to _illegible_ 1876." This photographer may have worked in
New Mexico in the 1860s.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing jet earrings and a jet brooch suspended from which is a gold cross.
Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4". marked on the back "J.N. Isbell & Co.,
308 Chapel Street, New Haven".
VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross pendant, cameo brooch and dangling earrings. Carte de viste
size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4", marked on the front, "Newell, Lawrence" and on the
back, "Photographic Studio, W.J. Newell, 283 Essex Street, Lawrence, Mass.
1879".

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross pendant, artificial flower pinned at her neck, and
earrings. Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by 4-1/4" marked on the back "Hartley,
309 West Madison Street, Chicago" and in pencil "Addie L. Rice, married
Albert H. Dec. 14th, 1871, Ashjabula, Ohio".





VICTORIAN lady
with cross pendant, long chain and hair comb.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing cross and jet earrings.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
pendant.
Burdick & Porve, Hannibal, Missouri. & Lansing, Michigan

VICTORIAN lady
wearing cross on a chain, onyx and seed pearls bar brooch and earrings.





VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross, bar pin and earrings.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a black mourning pin, jet cross on a black ribbon and dangling
earrings. Carte de viste size 2-1/2" by 4-1/8", looks like a copy of a
photo, marked on the back "R. H. Dewey, Photographer, Pittsfield, Mass."

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross pendant.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross and a long chain.





VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross pendant.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a vulcanite cross brooch and bracelet.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
brooch and earrings.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross brooch.





VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a chain.

VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
on a chain.
M.M. Mudge, Valapariso, Indiana
VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross on a pendant and chandelier earrings.


VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a chain and a buckle brooch.
Le Rue Lemer, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania





VICTORIAN
lady wearing a vulcanite cross and chain.

VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
pendant, long chain and cameo.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
and bar pin.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross suspended from a bar pin.





VICTORIAN lady
wearing a cross pendant.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross and a long chain.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a chain and gold earrings.
Photo by Hamor

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a jet cross and a long chain.





VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a chain.
Barr & Hayter, Battle Creek, Michigan

VICTORIAN lady wearing what
looks like an ivory cross on a chain, a gold bracelet, a hair comb and
earrings.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
pin on her neck bow.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a velvet ribbon, a bar pin and spectacles.






VICTORIAN
lady wearing a vulcanite chain and cross pendant. Carte de viste marked on the front "Falor, Photo".

VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
on a velvet neck band along with a matching brooch and earrings.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
on a black velvet ribbon and a brooch.


VICTORIAN
lady wearing a jet cross on a black velvet ribbon. Carte de
viste marked on the back "L. A. Pierce, Photographer, Stanley’s Block, Lima
NY, negatives preserved".





VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a long chain at her waist.

VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
on a long chain.
VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross
on a chain.

VICTORIAN
lady wearing a cross on a slide chain.





VICTORIAN vulcanite
chain with highly embossed roses cross pendant, chain 30" with 1/2" round
links, cross 3-1/3". View
View #V31854

VICTORIAN carte de viste of a
lady wearing a vulcanite chain and cross pendant with fancy earrings, marked
in pen on the back "for you", 2-1/2" by 4-1/8".
View
VICTORIAN vulcanite 20"
chain and 3" cross. View
View
View #V31564

VICTORIAN lady wearing a
jet crucifix on black beads and holding a letter. Marked on the back
"Photographed by A. T. Osbourne, The Portrait Studio, 312 High Street,
Lincoln", this carte de viste is 2-1/2" by 4-1/8".
View





VICTORIAN karat yellow gold
charm bracelet, 7-3/4" long and 1/4" wide chain with "faith, hope and love"
locket compartments lined in silk 3’4: to 7/8" long, one heart-shaped and two
ovals. View
View #V32801

VICTORIAN memorial brooch,
cross pendant, finger ring and fan. Artiste Photographer, Miniature
Portrait Painter, Prize Medal Awarded South London Exhibition, David
Rees, 298 Clapham Road, London".
View
View
View #Vphot21


VICTORIAN
vulcanite lily cross pendant,
3" by 1-7/8" by 3/4" thick.
View

View
#V32620

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold set banded agate cross with tiny diamond, flowers at each station,
marked "9ct" on back, 4-1/2" by 3".
View #V33023


VICTORIAN onyx
mourning pendant with seed pearls cross on the front, photo compartment on
the back, engraved "Henry Fredrick Swan, 10 Sept 1842 obit 25 March 1908,
loop is enameled "In Memory Of", circa 1908?, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" with 1/2"
loop. View
View
View
#V33052