here's a magnificent one of a kind religious assemblage necklace created by combining several antique French religious relics.
The focal is the 19th century French convex glass and brass frame carved meerschaum reliquary depicting Mary holding a young John The Baptist in her lap with a cross.
The reliquary suspends from an antique French black carved wooden rosary. The rosary center has Lourdes on one side and Coeur de Marie on the other.
At the nape, an antique French brass Sacred Heart of Mary ex voto reliquary suspends from an antique brass clasp which opens like a locket allowing you to add your own message of devotion inside if so desired.
The necklace measures 19.5" unclasped. The meerschaum reliquary measures 2.37". The Sacred Heart ex voto measures 1.5".
Fabulous antique French Meerschaum piece featuring Mary with the sacred heart is the focal point of this necklace. Someone has taken some time to reinforce the Meerschaum in the frame, which is great. This piece is special not only in these but also because it is signed by the artist.
The meerschaum suspends from an upcycled clipalso from France...also featuring the sacred heart. An additional lovely baroque pearl joins the two wonderful French pieces.
The necklace is made up of fabulous, raw and rough baroque pearls. These are beautiful and shimmer in creamy tones. Hints of grey, brown and gold can be seen in these wonderful pearls.
Necklace is approximately 21.25" long, with the sacred heart and meerschaum drop adding an additional 5.25". is constructed using sterling silver wire. The hook clasp is a recast watch hook piece in bronze that matches the meerschaum frame and the sacred heart. Silver has been oxidized in keeping with the antique elements.
The necklace is made new, but the material are vintage and old.
Completely handmade and hand twisted necklace using no additional material to attach everything together. I am not sure what the stone is but I think it is semi precious.
A bit hard to measure due to the shape. It is here on a size 8 dress form. I hope that helps.
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