From our Religious Collection...
A VERY Rare find, especially in this color.....
A one of a kind artisan designed piece, a French Turquoise Blue enamel antique C1890 Art Nouveau Souvenir Photo Locket Book from Sacre Coeur in Paris.
The book holds 14 related photos to SACRE COEUR and the life of Jesus, including, the annunciation, visitation, flagellation, crucifiction and more.The photos are in excellent condition, the best we have seen to date on these antique souvenir books!
The cover has the Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus and the "M" for Mary with the Cross.
The back has a raised relief bouquet of Roses with a French Ribbon in gold. (not photographed)
The pendant is suspended on antique French genuine Mother of Pearl Rosary Beads and is further embellished with a Bronze AVE MARIA medal embellished with a turquoise stone.
The closure is an ornate bronze toggle with a Sacred Heart Charm and Rhinestone cross.
Necklace measures 18.5" Long; book is 1" tall by .75" Wide.
It was offered by the four dioceses of Savoy and his arrival at the Sacred Heart Basilica October 16, 1895 was an event in Paris.
It was sounded only for major religious holidays, especially during Easter, Pentecost, Ascension, Christmas, Assumption and All Saints; could be heard 10 km radius. Unfortunately since the late 1990s, a crack appeared.