I am not an expert on rosaries, but this is one of many I acquired this fall in France. I think this particular one is antique but I have listed it under vintage because I just can't be certain. This rosary is a standout, not only because it is a souvenir from Lourdes, but the design of the beads with the triple circular rows. As the close up photos show, there appears to be several decades of dust that has collected. Likewise, I used a silver polishing cloth on the medals and the cross, just enough to bring on a shine. I'll let you do a thorough cleaning. There are some beads missing (only 56) and you can see where this rosary has been repaired over the years. Both of the medals have scenes verso depicting Bernadette's vision of Mary in the grotto in Lourdes. The rosary hangs about 13 inches long to the top of the center medal; from the medal to the tip of the crucifix is about another 6.5 inches.
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