This set of matching antique silver plates are decorated with the “IHS” Christogram beautifully engraved at the center, and with grape leaves engraved along the rim. The spoon handle is embellished with a cross, grapes, and wheat, all representing the Eucharist. These pieces would have been stored along with other items needed by a priest to perform the last rites.
The reverse of the plates is stamped “Sick Call Outfit” “Quadruple Silver Plate, Patented April ‘97” “Special Metal”.
Traditionally, sick call sets were kept in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets often held additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books. Some people would store personal keepsakes such as rosaries and holy cards, as well.
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.