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12th Century Reliquary 06 March 2012
Here begins the results of some wonderful commissions I gained last year. Starting with this 12th Century Reliquary. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. My version is in silver, 22ct Gold plated. The centre is set with a large carved Ruby with Mary and Child, on the reverse of the large Ruby is carved a depiction of Jesus. The surrounding gems are Jades, Iolite and Rubies along with fresh water pearls. The inside is set with a hand cut Rock quartz in two halves. All the over the outside and inside the lid I have decorated the piece in filigree patterns, this aspect is not on the original.  Additionally I have included here further images of the piece during the construction.

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The images below show the piece during construction.

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