This Item has SOLD**Large Antique 19th Century French Gilded Brass Sacred Heart Ex Voto
The central "M" with the cross rising is heavily engraved with the use of a very fine tool which imparted many thin vertical lines The edges of the initial and cross were tooled with small dashes and the combination of the very delicate marks gives a rich, satin appearance. The leaves are tooled in the same manner and they form a interlacing cross at the bottom. The heart opens to reveal a heavily gilded center (each half is marked with the Roman numeral, III, which assures that the halves belong together). The outer bottom edge is stamped, "depose", which is a 19th century patent mark.
It measures: 4 1/4" high and 2 1/2" wide. It is in very good antique condition: a slight few indentations to the back as is typical with age and use, darkening and spotting to patina. The hinge works properly.
It is an exquisite, authentic sacred heart voto with a large presence and a luminous patina.
This item has SOLD**Large Antique 19th Century French Gilded Bronze Flat Back Sacred Heart Ex Voto
***THIS ITEM HAS SOLD*** This is a glorious example which would have served in a parish church. It originates from the south of France and dates circa 1890. The flat...
TINY Antique Nineteenth Century French Silver Sacred Heart Ex Voto
The small and precious treasure holds within the interior pocket, a hand cut silver bouquet of three roses. The pocket is specific to French ex voto sacred hearts, and were...
This item has SOLD*** Antique 19th Century Jesuit French Mother of Pearl Sacred Heart Ex Voto
This item has been SOLD; please do not purchase.This is a spectacular and rare sacred heart ex voto which bears the initials for the Jesuit order, The Society of Jesus....