This beautiful reliquary locket came from a French source and dates to the nineteenth century. The silver frame tests as 800-900 silver quality and the interior is carved , carnelian agate.
The oval reliquary measures 1 and 3/8” (3.5cms), including the tiny ring, by 1 and 1/16” (2.8cms). It weighs 11.7 grams.
Both sides of the frame have an exquisite raised design. They have the anchor motif for hope, the dove of the Holy Spirit right at the top, and the flaming heart of Jesus. The lower half has a delicate garland of lilies and leaves. The side is also embellished with flowers and leaves.
At the top is a small ring and then a larger bail to hold a chain.
in the centre is a plaque of lovely burnt orange carnelian agate. It is beautifully carved with the head of a woman. On the reverse is a cavity covered with glass.
This exceptional antique reliquary pendant is in excellent antique condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
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