Vintage French Enamel Lourdes Necklace
This precious vintage French silver enamel Mother Mary pendant is composed of hallmarked sterling silver and marcasite gemstones. On the front is a sweet depiction of Our Lady of Lourdes in blue enamel. On the reverse is Saint Bernadette and the Our Lady of Lourdes in the cave of Massabielle, France. The pendant floats from a vintage French hallmarked sterling silver chain.
The medal measures .75" x 1.10"
Total necklace length - 21 inches
Total necklace weight - 9.80 grams
Circa 1940 - 1950s
Composed of silver, enamel and marcasite gemstones
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Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honour of the Marian apparitions that are claimed to have occurred in 1858 in the vicinity of Lourdes in France. The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when 14 year-old Bernadette Soubirous told her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.
The patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes includes:
Lourdes, France, Quezon City, Tagaytay, Barangay Granada of Bacolod, Daegu, South Korea, Tennessee, Diocese of Lancaster, bodily ills, sick people, protection from diseases