Unique and wonderful, this vintage Catholic rosary is a study in contrasts. The gorgeous silver-plated (tested) Victorian-style components are elegant and inspiring; the gently-scented rose petal beads are novel, and the hot pink color is downright fun. It all comes together in a religious devotional that can support your many moods and prayer intentions.
Each oblong bead is plump, nicely formed and adorned with simple scalloped bead caps at both ends. The beads are in excellent vintage condition with no gouges or chips, and the color is deep and evenly distributed. Please note that there are traces of oxidation on the pins and caps, which are also plated, that I did not attempt to remove.
At the center is a uniface medal with an evocative rendering of Ecce Homo, the sorrowful Face of Jesus. These words were mockingly spoken by Pontius Pilate exhorting the crowd to "Behold the Man." Note the nicely detailed crown of thorns and musculature.
The beautiful 2-layer crucifix has ornate design elements and milgrain ornamentation throughout. A thick INRI plaque and molded corpus are attached to the cross, each with very nice details. The patina on both the crucifix and center is lovely, with hints of a copper-colored base metal peeking through the silver plating.
This decidedly feminine vintage rosary would make a great collectible, an active devotional and a wonderful gift for a young lady growing in faith and maturity. It would also be a beautiful statement of your faith if worn as religious jewelry, if you are so inclined. Comes boxed and ready for gift-giving.
Weight – 27 grams
Length – 24 inches total; 6-7/8 inch drop
Beads – 6-1/2 x 8 mm
Crucifix – 1-3/4 x 1-1/8 inches
Medal – 3/4 inches
Suitable for wearing
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