This most lovely silver enamel, double sided pendant comes from France. It bears the crab mark for 800-900 quality silver. It carries an image of Bernadette. It was at Lourdes in South-West France that Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in the grotto in 1853. She was beatified in 1925 and canonised in 1933. This piece is difficult to date but my best guess is circa 1920.
It measures 11/16” (1.8cms) in diameter and weighs 2.7 grams.
On the front is a painted enamel image of Bernadette as she would have appeared when she saw Our Lady in the grotto. The colours are most attractive.
At the top there is a ring and a bail. The crab is on the reverse.
The back carries an image of the scene in the grotto, enamelled in glistening turquoise enamel. So you can wear this pendant on either side.
This delightful pendant or charm is in excellent vintage condition and will arrive in a gift box.
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