This is a fine example of devotional art popular in France in the 1800s. This particular piece is an intricately carved image of Christ with a radiant halo and a chalice in his hands. The artist’s skill is evident in the fine details seen in Christ’s halo and robes, and His sorrowful expression.
Please note: The materials used in such carvings are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum. In fact, most are made of French Pipeclay.
Condition: The frame has a crack and some chipped paint. The carving also has a barely noticeable crack along Christ’s left shoulder. Please see pictures
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 gorgeous vintage rosary. The beads are delicate ovals made of luminous mother of pearl. The centerpiece is hexagonal with an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile. The crucifix is very elegant and includes roses carved into the cross behind the corpus. “France” is printed on the reverse of the crucifix.
This is a beautiful pair of vintage earrings. Both earrings are an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a flowing veil under a delicate halo. Each cameo is hand carved and therefore one of a kind. These are screw backed and marked as 1/20 12k gold filled.