By Isabelle Kellogg in New York A cross and ring belonging to Pope Paul VI (1963-1978), both heavily embellished with diamonds, emeralds and rubies, is being offered for sale by M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans as Holy Week approaches.
The front of the cross is set with table cut diamonds in plain gold rimmed settings, and where the arms and upright meet at the centre there are stylised enamelled lilies, echoing those at the four extremities. The back is enamelled with a pattern of flowers and leaves in colours on a white ground. Spain or Austria, c. 1620. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
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