Contained inside this tiny round, wooden box is a miniature statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Jesus in her arms.
The statue rests on dark blue or purple fabric and it is surrounded by decorative ‘paperolles’ (also known as quilled paper).
A glass cover protects the reliquary from gathering dust.
Measures 1 ¼ inches in diameter and a little over ½ an inch high.
Condition: there would have been a wooden lid for the reliquary box but this is long gone. The glass is cut very unevenly and it has some surface marks.
Tiny Antique French Madonna & Child Paperolle Reliquary