Petite Plique-a-Jour Our Lady Necklace
Item № C700.107
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1949
Gold vermeil (French standard at the time) pendant medal with relief image of blessed Virgin Mary with bleu plique-a-jour (French for "letting in daylight") technique. Plique-a-jour is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It hangs on a 14/20 gold filled chain. 1 inch high, .5 inches wide. Chain made in Italy.
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.
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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