This exquisite small box pendant may originally have been used as an ex-voto for prayers. Today it could be used to hold a memento of a loved one. It dates to the late nineteenth century. It bears the image of Our Lady. It is hallmarked for 800-900 silver quality.
It measures 1” (2.5cms) across the base and weighs 6.7 grams.
The lid bears a raised image of Mary. Her profile is magnificent and she has a sad expression, There is an artist’s monogram at lower right.
The lid lifts easily to reveal a gold washed interior. It closes firmly with a click. The back is plain silver.
On the rim is a pair of boar’s head French hallmarks for 800-900 silver quality.
At the top is a ring and a bail.
In excellent antique condition, this rare and lovely piece will arrive in a gift box.
Fench Antique Silver Mary Ex-Voto Box Pendant