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Item No. A400.102
Origin: France 1910 - VERY RARE
This pendant is from 1910 (as engraved) and is in perfect antique condition. The stunning plique-a-jour technique is perfected with the stained glass effect surrounding Mary holding Jesus. The pendant pre-dates World War I. Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamel technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloissone, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It is in effect a miniature version of stained glass and is considered very challenging technically: up to 4 months per item during the time they were made. The reverse side has the date: 22nd of May, 1910, and the name, Marie Louise. May 22 was a Sunday, so it was likely a confirmation gift for the French girl. A stunning piece. It is substantial in size: 1.1 inches in height, .8 inches in width, with stamping on the bale to show (French) authenticity and quality of the silver. The front image has a gold wash on it, which has faded over the decades but it still very shiny and beautiful in the light. Hangs from a versatile 24 inch adjustable chain, so you can wear it from choker length all the way to 24 inches.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of Catholic 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.
Our Lady and Child: Plique-a-Jour Engraved Pendant - 1910