Vintage SPANISH 10K Gold & Porcelain Enamel Religious Charm - Our Lady of the Scapular
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OLD STORE STOCK! What does this mean? Well, to a person who sells jewelry, it’s like finding a Holy Grail – store stock that was stored for so long that it was never offered to the public. This means, in some instances, that the original card, wrapping, packaging is present as well as the original sales price. I got lucky recently and came into such a collection of old store stock that listings beginning with this blurb have not seen the light of day in 50 – 60 – 70 years. First come, first served. May I offer now……
AGE: C.1950 or so
ITEM: From Spain, here's a religious pendant/medal of gold and porcelain enamel. The subject matter depicted at the front is the Madonna and Child aka Our Lady of the Scapular aka Our Lady of Carmel. The design applied was more than likely a black and white transfer and then hand painted with by hand. Reverse image is Sacred Heart of Jesus.
CONDITION: Pristine and Brand New – well considering the piece NEVER sold in a store!
METAL CONTENT: 10K Gold
HALLMARKS: No marks on the medal. All the other pieces I found had only the gold content mentioned on the card – 10 Kilates Garantizado (now you know why jewelers have to test gold content at times – not every piece of gold was marked)!
SIZE: Not including the bale, 1-1/4" x 1"
WEIGHT: 3.6 grams
PORCELAIN ENAMEL: Vitreous enamel, also called porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C (1,380 and 1,560 °F). The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, or on glass or ceramics.
FINAL COMMENTS: I only have one and with the holidays fast approaching and my knowing that my religious inventory gets depleted, don’t delay in grabbing this item sooner rather than later.
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