This beautiful, French silver rosary dates to the late Victorian period . It tests as 800-900 silver quality and there is a French boar’s head hallmark on the crucifix. I believe it is a young person’s rosary, perhaps for a First Communion.
The rosary measures 16½" (43cms) around with a further drop of 4¼" (10.7cms), including the crucifix. Together with all its medals it weighs 30.5 grams.
The rosary is composed of 3mm silver beads.. They measure 7mms wide. They are connected by short lengths of silver chain. At the centre is a heart engraved with ‘M’ for Mary.
The drop is composed of silver chain and more beads. It is finished with a crucifix 1” (2.5cms) long. The corpus is finely sculpted.
The rosary is adorned with nine silver medals. The largest is 1” (2.5cms) and the smallest is 5/16” (0.9cms) across. My photos show them. However I will describe some of them. There is a rare image of St Michael and the dragon signed Duval, a fine St. Christopher, a lovely Lourdes Mary medal signed Revillon, a Jesus medal with cherubs on the reverse and a small St. Benedict.
This lovely, rosary and its wonderful medals is in excellent antique condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
French Circa 1900 Silver Rosary with Medals - Unique!