This is a lovely blue crystal rosary from the 1910s. The beads are multi-faceted and the Pater beads have silver filigree caps. The linking bead is in a graceful art nouveau style and the crucifix is adorned with tiny fleurs-de-lis on cross transepts and says “INRI”. The chain also has a small silver medal from Lourdes with the Our Lady on one side and Bernadette at the grotto on the other. The piece measures 20″ (50.5cm) from end to end laid flat. The crucifix is 1.5″ (4cm). To see larger photographs, click on any image below.
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This is a mother-of-pearl rosary from France. It has silver bead caps on the Pater beads. The Christ figure on the crucifix is also silver. This is an old piece, from the 1890s. White rosaries like this were often given as gifts for a first communion or on a wedding day. While this, of course, makes a unique and lovely devotional object, it is also makes a lovely piece for someone who just loves old French antiques, and it can also be worn as a necklace. Please note, there is tiny nick (chip) in the MOP in the crucifix. It is not noticeable and in fact I bought it without noticing it but it is there.
It measures 18″ (45cm) and the crucifix alone measures 1.5″ (4cm). To see larger images just click on any photo below.
Comes with a vintage French postcard of an old-timey nun circa 1910s and a vintage French tin as a presentation box. Please note that tin is distressed but that is meant to be part of its charm. If you prefer something a little less eccentric, I can switch it out for one of my hand, faux-rusted tins that you can see in my other listings [read more]