This is a gorgeous vintage religious medal. The cover is a beautiful hand painted rose with enamel finish. This slides to reveal the Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary with wonderfully fluted edges. The reverse of the cover shows Saint Joseph holding a young Christ in his arms. Wonderful.
History of the Miraculous Medal
In 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to novice sister Catherine Labouré on several occasions. The Madonna showed St. Catherine a vision and requested that the image shown be struck onto medallions. Our Lady indicated that all who wear these medals will receive great graces.
The front of the medal depicts Mary standing on a globe with the head of a serpent beneath her feet. Circling the oval-shaped medal is the signature: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." On the reverse, 12 stars surround a large "M" from which a cross arises. The 12 stars refer to the Apostles, who represent the entire Church as it surrounds Mary. Below the “M”, the medal depicts two flaming hearts. The left heart, circled with thorns, represents Jesus. The right heart, pierced by a sword, symbolizes Mary.
This is a beautiful vintage devotional wall plaque. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown holding a young Christ in her arms. Our Lady is holding Jesus in both hands with a bouquet of roses in the crook of her arm. So Sweet.
This is a magnificent vintage religious devotional. It is a sculpted image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms. Our Lady is wearing voluminous medieval style robes with a shorter veil over long hair. Christ Jesus is shown holding a dove in one hand, representing the Holy Spirit, and a loaf of bread in the other, representing the Holy Eucharist.
This piece has a matt finish with green patina highlighting the details. The reverse is painted gold and there are two holes to allow mounting.
This is a fantastic vintage piece of devotional art. It is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a toddler Jesus on her lap. Our Lady is sitting comfortably in a chair hugging Our Lord close. This piece is after the famous 1514 painting “The Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael.
It is in an oval frame, matted and with convex glass. T
Please Note: Similar pieces are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum, but most are made French Pipeclay.
Condition: The original backing has been replaced with cardboard. Please See Pictures