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Vintage FRENCH SILVERPLATE Religious Medal/Charm - Saint Therese * St Thérèse of Lisieux!
Vintage FRENCH SILVERPLATE Religious Medal/Charm - Saint Therese * St Thérèse of Lisieux
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Religious items are in a tricky place when it comes to listing. Most of the items I offer are jewelry so per Ruby Lane rules, they are supposed to be listed in jewelry. But I know that a lot of buyers look in the COLLECTIBLES RELIGIOUS category to find jewelry as well. So I am going to set down this rule for my listings and hope that once my customers get used to it, they will know where to look.
If an item is silver tone metal or silverplate/silver plate or gold filled- the item will be listed in COLLECTIBLES RELIGIOUS.
If an item is sterling silver or 14K Gold - the item will be listed in JEWELRY.
So may I now offer from my collection of religious treasures.....
AGE: C.1950 or so judging by the design
ITEM: A round French silver religious medal depicting Saint Therese aka St Thérèse of Lisieux surrounded by a border of roses. Design on top is 3D while the back is plain.
CONDITION: Very nice with a very dark patina to the silver - I have not polished.
METAL CONTENT: Silverplate or silver tone metal
SIZE: 11/16" high/wide
WEIGHT: 2.9 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Just needs a jump ring and the right setting - charm bracelet or chain.
SAINT THERESE: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin (2 January 1873 – 30 September 1897), also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply "The Little Flower". Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the Catholic Church.
Thérèse felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, she became a nun and joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having fulfilled various offices such as sacristan and assistant to the novice mistress, and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in a night of faith, she died at aged 24, following a slow and painful fight against tuberculosis. (Wikipedia)
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