OLD STORE STOCK! Spanish 10K Gold & Porcelain Enamel Religious Charm - Virgin Mary/Miraculous Medal
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OLD STORE STOCK! What does this mean? Well, to a person who sells jewelry, it’s like finding the Holy Grail – store inventory 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, round in shape with a fabulous art nouveau-like, sinewy curved edge. The subject matter depicted at the front is the Virgin Mary in the form of the Miraculous Medal. The design applied was more than likely a black and white transfer and then hand painted with by hand. Reverse image is an incredible image of the 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 pertinent info is on the card attached to the metal – 10 Kilates Garantizado!
SIZE: This is the LARGEST medal of the lot - from top of bale (NOT jump ring) to bottom measures 1-9/16"; width is 1-1/2".
WEIGHT: 7 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.
THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL: The Miraculous Medal (French: médaille miraculeuse), also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a medal, the design of which was originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary and made by goldsmith Adrien Vachette.
Although not an official teaching of the Catholic Church, some Catholics believe that wearing the medal with faith and devotion can bring special graces through the intercession of Mary.
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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