SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910
SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910

SOLD Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910

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Antique Catholic Rosary, Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Beads, Silver Cross Link and Chain, Circa 1910 

This is a beautifully made and strung art nouveaux rosary made in France in the late 1800s/early 1900s . Each Lapis Lazuli bead is perfect and the Hail Mary beads measure 7 mm in diameter while the Our Father beads are 10 mm in diameter.

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its colour and it was used in the funeral mask of Tutenkhamun

At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary.

This is a five decade rosary.

The solid silver puffed link medal is beautiful and measures 1.5 x 1.5 cm.

The cross is a stunning art deco design and measures 3.5 x 2.4 centimetres

The whole rosary measures 42 cm in length is in excellent condition and weighs 33 grams.

An exquisite piece of very high quality work.