There’s something about a rosary that calms me down. It could be in the timeless tradition, or the sacramental feel. A beautiful beaded chain with a richly gilded silver cross can be a blissful amenity for personal salvation. The Rosary has complemented faith for centuries by praying to the Son through his Mother. It’s liberating, it’s everlasting, and it’s divine.
This Antique French Art Nouveau Silver Gilt Rosary was handcrafted in about 1860. The beads are of rock crystal, clear and sturdy. The medallions contain engravings of Christ with Mary, and the Cross. The crucifix is stunning, bright gold with engraved and detailed flowers on each arm. It’s most certainly a sight to see. It is French and hallmarked as such, and has also been acid tested. It measures 28 inches in length and weighs 62.7 grams.
This necklace is the center of any Catholic’s wardrobe and is an essential part of expressing faith. This historic rosary would make the ideal First Communion gift and would be a graceful accessory around your neck on Sunday morning.
This antique Dutch swan snuffbox was handcrafted around 1880. It was made in sterling silver and is shaped like a graceful swan. It opens from the bottom and reveals a cavernous space that someone in the Victorian age would have used to store snuff. This scented, powdered tobacco, was usually scented with roses, lavender, cloves, or jasmine and was used by dipping or inhaling.
This piece is fully hallmarked and bears the lion passant, meaning English Sterling Silver, the lion face, for London, the letter ‘F’, which is a Dutch mark for 1840, and a sword mark which is a Dutch hallmark dated between 1814 and 1905. It also bears the mark, ‘P’. This piece was imported into England and marked, ‘LL’ for Lewis & Lewis, London 1890. It measures 41 mm tall x 26 mm wide x 44.5 mm long and weighs 17.3g.
Item ID: BX1116224V
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Used by the Druids as a symbol of everlasting life, Mistletoe was thought to aid in fertility. Being green year round, and bearing fruit at the time of the WInter Solstice led to the tradition of hanging Mistletoe in the home at Christmastime and replacing it the next year. Art Nouveau adopted the sensual and vigorous plant as one of it's repeated themes.
This exceedingly lovely French Art Nouveau belt buckle is French and bears French marks. It tests as 925 silver and was probably made around 1900 at the height of Art Nouveau. Made to be worn on a fabric belt it would be gorgeous on wide gross grain or satin ribbon to help you carve a waist out of that sweater dress or long shirt. Weighs 54.4 grams. A stunning and large buckle just waiting for a lovely waist to decorate!
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There could be many, many uses for this lovely dressing table glass jar. I have a series of them in my bathroom, I use the one like this for q-tips. It might seem a little luxurious to have something so beautiful in the bathroom, but I use it almost everyday, and everyday it gives me a little joy. I don't believe in keeping things this pretty locked away, they need to be used, and this jar could have many, many uses!
Arts and Crafts glass and sterling silver jar, marks show it to be made in London in 1905. It measures 4 1/4 inches high and 2 3/4 inches wide and is 1 3/4 inches deep. The thick heavy crystal is hand-cut and perfectly smooth, it is 12 sided. The large domed lid is hand-hammered and has an as-yet-not monogrammed round cartouche in the center.
This jar would make a lovely and thoughtful gift!
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I always want you to be happy with anything you purchase from my shop. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
His hand began to cramp after writing so intently for so long. His palm slid further and further down the page, slightly smudging the graphite as he wrote. He didn’t stop writing, even when the café lamps dimmed, signifying closing time. The barista didn’t seem to mind his presence as she swept around him, gently setting stools onto tables so she could mop away the dust of the day. She refilled his coffee cup with the leftover dark roast but he was so intent on his notebook he didn’t notice. When the town clock sounded at midnight he finally looked up. The barista was finishing her work, paying him no mind. He looked at his table-scattered pages and dispersed detritus. He gathered his belongings and left a generous tip before slipping out the door into the night air, contemplating his leftover thoughts he had still to write.
This sleek Edwardian pencil was crafted by Asprey, circa 1910, in London, on Bond Street. It’s signed ‘E.B.’ and is also marked with ‘9CT.’ indicating it was made in 9 karat gold and is engraved with, ‘ASPREY’. Asprey was founded in 1781 and immediately began to thrive as a luxury textile company. In 1851, Queen Victoria awarded the company with a gold medal-the highest non-military award possible in England. Asprey held a Royal Warrant during the design and making of this pencil. This pencil measures 103.7 mm from north to south when opened and extended. When closed, it measures 52.5 x 8.9 x 8.9 mm. It weighs 12.6 grams. It comes in it’s original Asprey box.
Want to surprise a new graduate with a good luck charm? Need a creative gift for your husband’s next birthday? I have the perfect idea for you!
I always want you to be delighted with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!