This dainty rosary is French. It is composed of crystal glass beads with an 18 carat gold filled centre and crucifix. It is marked ‘Oria’ - a prestigious maker of elegant gold filled jewellery. This rosary dates to the Art Deco period.
The rosary measures 17½" (45 cms) around with a further drop of 4½” (11.5cms), including the cross. It weighs 10.2 grams.
The rosary is ornamented with 4mm faceted , crystal glass beads. They are connected by small lengths of gold filled chain.
At the top of the drop is a fine , shield shaped medal. It bears a lovely,raised image of Our Lady in profile. The back is blank apart from the mark for ‘ORIA’.
At the end of the drop is the crucifix. It is 1¼” (3.3cms) long. Each arm is ornamented with a geometric line design. The corpus is exquisitely sculpted. The back is blank.
This delicate and very pretty rosary is in excellent vintage condition. It would make a perfect gift for a young girl at her First Communion It will arrive in a gift box.
French Art Deco 18K Gold Filled Crystal Glass Bead Rosary - ORIA