Ex Voto Sacred Flaming Heart Solid Silver Reliquary 8.1"
A fabulous French antique solid silver (hallmarked and tested) Ex-Voto Sacred Flaming Heart with crown of 13 rays reliquary. Hand crafted with wonderful depth and detail, it is engraved with the letters, “AM” - standing for an abbreviation for the Latin phrase, “Auspice Maria”, meaning, “Under the Protection of Mary” and floral decorations on each side of the AM letters. These were used to hold hand-written wishes and prayers and left hanging in chapels, this one is an unusual large size. There is a ring for hanging on the back. The Ex-Voto reliquary is hallmarked on two places, one on the back of the heart and other on the one of the rays - see enclosed images. The Ex-Voto reliquary is on the images displayed on the steel stand with square base - please contact me if you are interested to buy also display stand. Dating back to the period of the mid to late 1800's. For a more detailed description please refer to the pictures.
General: The overall dimensions are height 8.1 inches (20.5cm), width 8.5 inches (21.5cm), depth of base 1.9 inches (3cm). Weight is 0.2 pounds (108.7g).
Condition: The ex-voto is in good condition with no damage besides age appropriate wear ........ please see also enclosed photos for condition.