Antique French Ex-Voto Pendant Silver

They wore diamonds and gold, glitter and glam. They wore high heels and dark colored gowns, up-dos and smoky eyes. She wore silver, just one piece of silver, a pendant that looked spectacular around her neck against her soft pink dress paired with velvet flats. It was refreshing to see something different. She fit right in by standing out. 

This antique French silver heart ex-voto pendant was handcrafted around 1880. Oftentimes these were used to hold hand-written wishes and prayers and left hanging in chapels, this one is an unusual small, wearable size. The front is engraved with the letter, “M” layered with a cross. This letter stands for an abbreviation for the Latin phrase, “Auspice Maria”, meaning, “Under the Protection of Mary”. This wonderful piece measures 48 x 34 x 14 mm and it weighs 28.6 grams. It has been acid tested and bears a maker’s mark.

Although this would look divine with a matching silver chain, a black silk chord will also do.

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Item ID: PTA22317VA

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