HUGE Antique French Sacred Heart - Immaculate Heart Medallion
This rare and outstanding antique French Holy Hearts medallion is full of spiritual details. The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary float in the center of an ornate wreath of roses and lilies. The roses are symbolic of sacrifice and eternal love. The lilies represent purity and devotion. Tucked between the floral wreath and Holy Hearts is an artfully engraved French inscription which translates to "Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart". Under the Holy Hearts is an additional engraving for Plaisance, France ( 14th arrondissement of Paris).
On the reverse is a floral wreath and a hand engraving commemorating the award of Honour along with the initials RG and the date 1875.
The slightest touch of gold gilt still remains on the wreathes casting an otherworldly glow.
PLEASE NOTE - there are several areas of tarnish on the reverse that have not been polished off the medallion (see photo for details)
1.60"L x 2.20"W
weight - 33 grams (very substantial in size compared to the average Sacred Heart - Holy Heart medallions of 4-6 grams)
Cleaned and polished
Marked on exterior border for sterling silver
antique box not included with purchase