This is a gorgeous vintage rosary. The beads are pale pink and beautifully faceted to catch the light. The crucifix is very elegant with Art Deco-style embellishments on the cross. On the reverse is engraved in French: “Souvenir of Our Lady of Lourdes”. The centerpiece features the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile with the scene of the Lourdes Grotto on the reverse.
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 prayer for sinners.
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 vintage rosary. The crucifix is black wood set in a metal frame, while the centerpiece is stamped with an elaborate “A M” – the Ave Maria monogram. The beads, in particular, are striking. Each one is hand carved from what we believe are large seeds. The outer layer has been cut away to reveal a luminous pink interior. They almost glow in the light!
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 rosary. The beads are a luminescent faux pearl with stunning filigree spacers between the decades. The crucifix has a gold-tone finish with Lucite pearl inlay, while the centerpiece shows Christ with His Sacred Heart on one side and the Madonna and Child on the other.
Condition: The finish is missing in small spots on some of the beads. Please see pictures.