SOLD! Thank You! SALE $145 1800's Huge Carved Brigittine, Six Decade, Lourdes Rosary $215
Spectacular antique Brigittine, six decade, rosary from France. These were produced starting in the 1870's continuing into the 1900's but the styles changed over time. The highly carved beads are the earlier rosaries, later ones became more simple in style with little or no carving on the beads. This one is quite elaborate with deeply carved beads and impressed images and French on the crucifix, center and round above the crucifix. The back of the crucifix has the instruments of the passion impressed into the wood. The circular bead above the crucifix has "allez boire a la fontaine et vous y laver" or roughly translated- drink at the fountain and wash you there, referring to the waters of Lourdes. The center has the Sacred heart of Jesus and Mary, both the center and the extra round have a lightly impressed image of the Grotto of Lourdes. What an incredibly magnificent rosary from another era.
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