Large 19th century model of delicate reliquary box with three relics and highly refined roll paper design
The original wax seal is completely intact both the fastening wires and the wax seal.
Roll of paper design that is accentuated by small pearls. About 5 of the small pearls beads are lose.
The design of the paper roll is so fine and small that it is difficult to imagine that this is made by people. The three relics are located in the middle of the oval.
Three banners with:
"Ste de Chantal" = Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal
"B. Marg - Marie" = Mary - Margdalena
"S.F. de Sales" = Saint Francis de Sales
Bischop and Doctor of the church
Born: 21 August 1567 Château de Sales, Duchy of Savoy, Holy Roman Empire
Died: Lyons, Lyonnais, Kingdom of Franc 28th December 1622 (aged 55)
Beatified 8 January 1661, Rome, Papal States, by Pope Alexander VII
The frame is a real work of art with sparkling glass stones its frame in shades of emerald, ruby and clear.
At the corners nicely worked circles of enamel. The whole is made of gilded brass. the outer box has the number: 1110
size: 3.74 x 3.14 inch = 9,5 x 8 cm, 0.78 inch = 2 cm thick