Vintage FRENCH SILVERPLATE Religious Medal/Pendant - Holy Virgin Mary/Saint Bernadette/Lourdes
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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 - 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.1930 or so
ITEM: A French religious silverplate medal/pendant depicting, on one side, the Holy Virgin Mary and on the reverse, the revelation of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at the Grotto in Lourdes. The medal is most likely a souvenir of a trip to Lourdes but it might also be a presentation medal to a young boy or girl upon their First Communion.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot. Great definition to the design and a nice bit of patina in all the right places.
METAL CONTENT: Silverplate/Silver plate or silver tone metal
HALLMARKS: KARO and R to the front that can be clearly soon. Under the Virgin is another mark that I think reads Frange - this could possibly be the foundry where the medal was struck.
SIZE: 3/4" high/wide not including the bale/jump ring.
WEIGHT: 3.6 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: A nice piece of vintage religious.
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