Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.

Saint Esprit translates as the Holy Ghost and is a dove shaped religious symbol. Popular in the late eighteenth century as a religious icon. These were particularly popular in France. This is a good example as it not only has clear paste but coloured as well.

The piece represents the Holy Spirit descending to earth bringing peace. Formed as a dove flying down from a halo crown holding olive branches in its beak.This was probably made in France in the middle to late 19th century and is of a pattern that can be seen in most Catholic countries on the Continent of Europe. The metal mounting is of silver and has tested positively therefor. The piece does bear a stamp/mark but it is somewhat indistinct!

Size : 8 cm. ( 3 5/32" ) tall x 4 cm. ( 1 37/64" ) wide. Length of chain ( doubled ) : 19.5 cm. ( 7 43/64" ).

Overall wight : 19g. ( pendant itself weighs 16 g. ).

ITEM ID
CA 286
ITEM SIZE
as described.
TYPE
Costume
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Silver
MATERIAL
Stone

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Saint Esprit, French, paste stone set pendant, mid/late 19th century.

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