|1870 Faceted Malachite & Ag Rosary Blessed By Pius 9 in Original Box High Rarity
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ROSARIES, IN PERFECT CONDITION, UNIQUE ITEMS TO CHERISH AND OFFER.
All Antique and Vintage Rosaries that I list come from my private collection. All Pictures are an intrinsic part of the description. Please use the zoom feature.
They are genuine antiques – older than 100 years – or genuine vintages – from 30 to 100 years old.
All are in perfect condition and still very much usable. They are unique and a real pleasure to collect or still use.
The very rare and exceptional item - of Museum quality - in this listing has the following characteristics:
This is a 5 decade Catholic Rosary of Spanish origin dating from 1870. Its main originality is that it has been blessed in 1870 by Pope Pius IX.
It is presented in its original dark red color leather box which was made especially for it. On the reverse of the box is glued a Spanish text, the translation of which is :
""" The Malachite Rosary that is contained in this box has been blessed by Pope Pius Nine on the 13 of September 1870."""
""" The rosary was brought from Rome for Don Juanito Palacios during a trip with His Exc. the Bishop. """
The rosary is made of hand faceted top quality malachite beads and Sterling silver beads, bead caps, chain and Cross. The hallmark on the cross is a crab, which the French hallmark for Sterling Silver at that period.
This indicates that very probably made in France who had the very best religious items and then brought to Spain. It can also be noticed that the original item was Gold plated as some of the plating may still be seen, especially on the cross. But the item being 150 years old, it is understandable that the plating has practically gone.
Size of the malachite beads are as follows :
Ave beads : 6 x 7 mm faceted
Pater beads : 7 x 8 mm faceted and sterling capped.
The cross is 50 x 35 mm in hallmarked sterling silver and the total length of the rosary is 46 centimeters.
It will easily go over the head - even for XL hat size and may be worn with a tremendous effect.
The weight is 51.5 grams .
This rosary is a top notch item in superb condition as well as its box especially for its 150 years of age.
It is a very unusual and unique and extremely attractive item, of Museum quality especially for the rarity it represents. Such items are very rarely seen and present a unique opportunity.
Please do not hesitate to ask any question.
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