Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Old Vintage Antique Carved Bone Cross Stanhope Cross Pendant Dickeyville Grotto Wisconsin
Old vintage, antique carved bone cross with stanhope. This cross probably dates from the 1920s to early 1930s. The cross has a little wear to the bottom as shown. The stanhope is intact- and shows the Grotto of Dickeyville Wisconsin. There is wear to the picture inside, but very much viewable. The stanhope is not flush with the cross... which I have seen before on these types of pieces.
A stanhope is a miniature or microscopic lens used in order to view a larger picture. Many stanhopes are set in charms or pendants.