German Trade Cross by McKeown

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
1.75" x 1.25"




Silver crosses were among the gifts given to Idian converts during the European colonization of the New World. They became a trade item with the fur companies. In 1792 one could obtain 2 small crosses for a single medium sized beaver pelt. These were usually Latin, or double-armed crosses.

This German cross is a replica of one of the more intricate designs available at the time.