THIS ITEM HAS SOLD*** Spectacular Antique Nineteenth Century French Bejeweled Gilded Brass Sacred Heart Ex Voto
It is in amazing condition for it's advanced age!! The gilded brass body has a glorious patina. The outer edge of the voto is set with 31 (bezel set) clear faceted glass stones. The front of the heart is shaped with a pronounced arch which sets off the very large "M" (for Mary). The scrollwork initial is set with 34 tiny (bezel set) clear glass stones. The initial is large, measuring 1 1/4" tall. The flame has a pretty arch at the center which gives depth and an addition 2-D appearance. It is set with 41 (bezel set) clear glass stones (two missing small stones).
The door opens with a small thumb latch at the left. The interior is richly gilded with an amazing patina. The back of the heart has a mounted ring into which a hanging ring is threaded (for placing a ribbon or chain). The heart measures:4 1/2" x 2 3/8" and sits 1" tall from the tabletop. It is in very good antique condition with only the two missing stones noted.
The sacred heart devotion is such a special part of French religious history. These surviving examples bear witness to hope, faith, prayer and love. They have a special ambiance and energy and are truly sacred relics from the past.
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....