Fleur de Lis Notre Dame de Paris Prayer Bullet - 1916
Item no. C600.101
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old)
Notre Dame Cathedral France, c.1916 (World War I)
We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer. If only these "Ballers de Prièr" - AKA, prayer bullets - could talk. French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using empty ammunition (bullet) casings to create sacred pieces of art, due to them being so malleable and plentiful. Once crafted, they would add a saint, or Mary, and take them with them as a portable prayer tool.
This iconic, unique piece was created by a soldier in France and the bullet is believed to be a French shell. It's made of copper, it's crafted and stamped with multiple fleurs de lis, or the iconic French sign of the Trinity and French national pride. Inside is a small one inch high statue of Our Lady. The piece itself is 1.2 inches tall, .3 inches wide.
This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece. All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting. First Class Shipping is free.
All of our trésors are authentic, one of a kind items*. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders.
*items from Virgins, Saints & Angels are not vintage