From our Religious Collection.....
We are pleased to offer this stunning C1890 French Art Nouveau Carne de Bal or Aide Memoire. On the Front it features Our Lady of Salette with two Children and Florals. It is suspended from a Fleur de Lis (the French Symbol of Royalty). with St Teresa, the Miraculous Mary and Jesus of the Sacred Heart.
Both sides have a raised relief.
The book is suspended on antique French Mother of Pearl Rosary Beads h a Mother of Pearl Heart completed with Matt Bronze faceted beads.
There is still some paper inside.
This piece is certain to make an impression!
Necklace is 32" long, Book is approx. 2" tall by 1 3/8" Wide.
History of Our Lady of Salette
Our Lady of La Salette (French: Notre-Dame de La Salette) is a Marian apparition reported by two children, Maximin Giraud and Mélanie Calvat to have occurred at La Salette-Fallavaux, France, in 1846.
On 19 September 1851, Pope Pius IX formally approved the public devotion and prayers to Our Lady of La Salette, referring to its messages of apparition as "secrets". On 24 August 1852, Pope Pius IX once again mentioned the construction of the altar to La Salette. The same papal bull granted the foundation of the Association of Our Lady of La Salette, formalised on 7 September.