All Antique and Vintage Rosaries that I list come from my private collection.
They are genuine antiques – older than 100 years – or genuine vintages – from 30 to 100 years old.
All are in perfect condition and still very much usable. They are unique and a real pleasure to collect or still use.
The very special and unique item in this listing, is of extreme rarity and has the following characteristics:
1- The rosary dates from 1908 and bears a large Lorraine Sterling Silver cross as well as a Sterling Credo Cross. The cross has a date and initials of two names. Therefore it may be deduced that this is a wedding rosary with two persons initials. The cross also has a Sterling hallmark for 800 which was the current silver content at the time. What makes it very interesting and rare is that it has a Lorraine Cross which today pertains to a French region, whereas in 1908 it was German and it also has a Credo Cross which is particular to the German rosaries.
2- Ave Beads are faceted Carnelian with diameter size is 8 mm
3- Pater Beads are Sterling silver as well as the triangle and the connecting chain.
4- I have had these copied in Sterling Silver from brass medals taken from a vintage French rosary dating very probably from the second decade of the 18th century.
5- Size of the cross is : 70 x 40 mm or 2.8 x 1.6 in.
7- Total weight of the rosary is 78 grams
8- Total length is 65 cm or 25 in.
9- All metal parts are sterling silver
This is a Unique item in all respects and may even be considered a museum item as it is a representation of mixed cultures pertaining to a border region between two countries.
This is an awesome heirloom.
All pictures are an intrinsic part of the description, they have been carefully made and may be zoomed for detail.
Please do not hesitate to ask any question.
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1908 Antique Sterling and Carnelian Lorraine Catholic Rosary Extreme Rarity
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