(SOLD)From France, an AUTHENTIC, 1800s, sterling silver, fully hallmarked, antique Flaming Sacred Heart reliquary ex voto.
These solid sterling silver ex votos are becoming harder and harder to find.
Beautifully engraved with an "M" for Maria, Marion, Mary or Marie and cross with foliage fronds.
Hinged to open allowing you to place a message of devotion inside.
Ex voto reliquaries often held a message of devotion or prayer inside and were pinned to a Saint in a house of worship.
Hallmarked: Depose (French for Patented) and a Boar's head (late 1800s).
Measures approximately 2" x 1.19".