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Item № A700.106
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1951
Rare cloissoné Our Lady of Lourdes medal. Cloissoné is the French vitreous enamel technique of dividing "windows" of enamel with medal dividers. This particular design has a mid-century stained glass window look indicative of the Art Deco era. In hues of heavenly bleu, this medal was blessed and procured at Lourdes, France, a pilgrimage location where people sought blessings, miracles and forgiveness in the waters there. Our Lady on the front, in great vintage condition. On the reverse is an image of the original Apparition at Lourdes, which occurred in 1858 with Saint Bernadette as the 14 year old witness. This medal is .6 inches in height, not including bale. Strike on bale shows French and maker authenticity.
Choose from three lengths of chain: 16, 18 and 20 inches.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion. Also known as Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. The deep "ultramarine" blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD.
People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
All trésors bleu are pre-packaged for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.
Complimentary Gift Boxing is included on all Trésor Bleu Orders. A reusable box, tied off with a white grosgrain ribbon. 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. Trésor Bleu ships worldwide.
Cloissoné Bleu Lourdes Necklace - c. 1951