Lot 94: Stunning Spanish Colonial Silver Crown of Thorns
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Latin America, Bolivia, ca. early 20th century CE. Gorgeous and quite poignant! Solid sterling silver crown of thorns in a style that have adorned the heads of Cristo figures since the 16th century in South America and reminds us of the cross of thorns Jesus had to endure during the crucifixion. Crafted by world-famous Bolivian silversmith, I. Mora . Weighing a massive 164.8 Grams, marked 925. Size: 13.5" W x 6.75" H (34.3 cm x 17.1 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Historia Antiques
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Condition Report: Quite excellent