Growing up, there was a beautiful painting that hung above my bed of an angel guiding two children across a broken bridge that lay over perilous waters. I found this pendant in Paris, depicting the same scene from the one in my childhood. I did some digging and found that the inspiration for these guardian angel paintings and motifs, that thrive in churches, nurseries, and hospitals today, stems from a bible verse. Psalms 91:11 reads, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” From the year 1400 until 1900, these depictions were usually of an angel watching children as they neared the edges of cliffs. It wasn’t until 1900, when an unknown German artist decided to use a bridge in his artwork, and this trend took off.
This antique silver pendant was handcrafted in France around 1890. It features a repousse guardian angel motif on an octagonal setting. This pendant measures 82 x 64.4 mm and it weighs 28.8 grams. It bears the maker’s mark, “MR” and it has been acid tested. This very large pendant may actually be an ornament, but personally I have no issue wearing such a thing around my neck.
This heavenly pendant would be a divine First Communion or birthday gift. It’s a stylish token of faith with historic value.
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