Outstanding antique silver santos crown. Early 19th century portuguese sterling silver santos crown/halo. This antique silver halo/crown was made to be worn over the head of a santo or saint. It is a beautiful example of colonial portuguese folk art. It has gorgeous silver rays of different length and a flower design in the centre.In good antique/used condition with small signs of ageing, which considering its age, in my opinion, only add to its true splendour. Please refer to the images. It measures approximately 11 cm long by 9 cm wide, 16 cm long (including the metal piece that extends from the halo) and it weighs approximately 25.3 grams of silver.
No silver hallmark - it has been tested as silver. Very special and beautifully crafted, it hasn't been cleaned, but if the option is to have it cleaned, do it thoroughly and the original sterling silver will shine even more. It is beautiful example of colonial religious/folk art, to be added to a silver collection, or to crown a special santo.