This is a unique religious devotional brooch. The center is a petite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile enameled in beautiful bright blue. This medal is framed in pearly lucite on a gold finished background. Gorgeous!
This is a stunning antique religious brooch. It is the scene of the apparition of The Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France. The Madonna can be seen in the grotto entrance with Saint Bernadette kneeling before her and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the background. This scene is on a central medallion resting against a beautiful filigree background. Absolutely gorgeous.
The Apparition at Lourdes
On February 11, 1858, a 14-year-old girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a grotto near Lourdes, France. Soubirous described the lady as wearing a white dress, an equally white veil, a blue belt, and a yellow rose on each foot. Across her arm she carried a rosary.
In her messages at Lourdes, Our Lady announced that she is the Immaculate Conception, and she stressed the need for penance and for prayer for sinners.
This is a beautiful vintage pendant. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile surrounded by two bouquets of roses. The Madonna’s Immaculate Heart is shown radiating from her chest. Her head is covered in a flowing veil with a striking halo. Stunning!
There is a delicate silver coil detail above the filigree cameo housing.This piece can be worn as either a pin or a pendant.
This is a wonderful vintage rosary bracelet. It has a simple crucifix with a beautiful miraculous medal. The beads are a luminescent faux pearl with gold-finished filigree caps. The tag reads “The Rosary Bracelet; Hand Polished, Hand Finished”.
Condition: There is some patina growth, and some of the pearl is flaking. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: 8” circumference; Crucifix - 1”; Medal - 0.5”
This is a gorgeous vintage religious pendant and brooch. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile. Our Lady is covered in a stunning veil the flows softly around her face and across her shoulders. The artist’s skill can be seen in the delicate lines in the folds of her robe and veil and in her sorrowful expression. So much emotion in this remarkable piece. Magnificent!
The reverse is marked 800 silver. There is a bar pin for the brooch but it also has a jump ring to wear it as a pendant.
This is a wonderful antique religious pin. It is a tiny lapel pin indicating the honor of being chosen to serve at the side of the priest during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Imagine the young boy who wore this proudly!
Condition: There is some enamel loss. Please see pictures.
This is an amazing vintage keepsake medal. One side has an image of Pope Pius XII in profile while the other shows a cathedral door with the Latin “Annus Sanctus, Roma” or “Holy Year, Rome”.
Pope Pius XII has become well known for his heroic, often secret, actions taken to save lives during WWII. The canonization process was begun shortly after his death and he was declared “Venerable” in 2009 and only awaits the final declaration of sainthood.
This is a rare vintage religious medal. It is a commemorative medal celebrating the 1400th anniversary of Saint Gregory as well as the official crowning of the famous statue in Marsat in 1939. The image of Saint Gregory is surrounded with the words “Saint Gregory of Tours 539-1939”. The reverse shows the statue of the Black Madonna of Marsat with Christ in her lap and a crown hovering above her head. Surrounding them is the French “Our Lady of Marsat Pray for Us May 1939”.
This is a rare vintage religious medal. One side shows an image of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart. “This is the Heart that loves men so much” is written in French above His arm and the artist’s mark “Penin” is below.
The other side shows a Pieta image of the sorrowful Blessed Virgin Mary with Our Lord’s Corpus in her lap. Surrounding the pieta is the French “Our Lady of Saint Germain of Fosses Pray for Us”
This is an superb antique cameo. It is a rendition of the famous Painting of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Pompeii. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mother sitting on a throne while holding Christ in her lap. Two figures can be seen at the foot of the throne, each looking up with devotion. The word “AVE” is carved beneath Our Lady. Beautiful!
We believe this is 800 Silver vermeil. There is a mark but it is not legible.
History of Our Lady of the Rosary:
The painting shows the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ in her lap. Both have glorious crowns and are surrounded by a halo of stars. Christ and the Madonna are presenting rosaries to Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena. The original painting is associated with many miracles and can be seen at the Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, Italy (the modern city near the ancient ruins of Pompeii).
Condition: There is a fine crack along one edge. Please see pictures.