This is a truly gorgeous vintage French rosary. It dates from 1870 and the beads are hand-cut mother of pearl. The crucifix is trimmed in silver, included silver caps on the arms of the cross. It also has a large religious medal that someone added: on one side is a weeping woman (Mary?) and on the other side a cathedral and the letters “ND DE LA SALETTE”. A rosary like this would have been given to a bride for her wedding or for a special first communion gift.

It is one of the largest rosaries I have come across and measures 20″ (51cm) from end to end, including the crucifix that measures 2″ (5.5cm). It can be used as a devotional object or worn as a lovely piece of vintage French jewelry.

Cost is £135 GBP with £15 worldwide shipping. (This is approximately $185 usd + $20 but please use this currency converter for the exact exchange rate.) To buy use the Buy It Now button below or contact me at kelly@bookandpaperarts.com.