RARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex VotoRARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex Voto

We have never seen a pair such as this which are identical and entwined together by a chain. We think perhaps they were part of a marriage ceremony, with the intentions placed inside and the hearts being given to the church to hang at a specific altar. They originate from a French collection and date towards 1890.

Each sacred heart is of gilded brass. There centers are delicately engraved with a scrolling "AM" for Marie with engraved palm fronds flanking. The doors open to reveal beautifully gilded centers. There is a heart shaped cut bit of paper in each one with the intentions; "Marie proteger nous Victor Marie and Marie proteger nous Francois Anna". The backs have a small ring into which the original chain is threaded through.

Each heart measures: 3" tall and 3/4" thick. They are in very good antique condition: they can be polished to a brilliant patina (we chose to leave them with the original patina). There are a couple of very slight indentations on the backs as is typical with use and age.

They have such an endearing presence and provenance and are truly a rare find.

Item ID: C234

RARE MATCHING PAIR French Antique Nineteenth Century Entwined Sacred Heart Ex Voto

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