A one of a kind artisan designed piece, a French antique Art Nouveau repousse Saint Joan of Arc Carnet De Bal or Aide Memoire Souvenir Notebook. It still retains the original mechanical pencil and paper. A rare feat indeed!!
The front of the book has a dramatic pictorial of her profile holding her banner in a delightful hammered ground.
This piece is quite collectable, a rare find indeed. The Book is suspended from a 3 Way rosary medal embellished with a Stone and is on Ivory and Matt Bronze faceted beads. I added a vintage Mother of Pearl Cross.
A family heirloom in the making!
Necklace is 32" Long; Relic Book is 1.75" by .2.75" .
Joan of Arc was born January 6th, 1412 and was only 19 years old when she was burned at the stake in 1431. She was lead by Angel voices and brought forth her first army at the young age of 16. In her first letter to the English in March 22, 1429 she wrote, “I am sent here by God the King of Heaven.” She was canonized as a Saint on May 16th, 1920.