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Posted 2 years ago

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BHock45
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Last one before dinner...looks like a bracelet made of brass? Possibly a souvenir or charm bracelet? Can anyone ID this or direct me?

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, this is a tourist bracelet for the city of Paris, perhaps targeted at a Catholic clientele. It is composed of relief-molded links depicting famous Parisian ‘monuments’ and an enameled shield that I think might represent the shield of the City of Paris. I can’t see the enameled shield well enough to say for sure. Here are links to Parisian shields for you to examine.

    http://www.crestock.com/image/3747298-Paris-coat-of-arms.aspx

    http://www.google.com/search?q=heraldic+shields+of+paris&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_CATUcYZ5ZTZBYuYgPAB&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1093&bih=514#imgrc=80jmfi9u-THCaM%3A%3BnYVUQ8Vfv9yyRM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimages.crestock.com%252F3740000-3749999%252F3747298-xs.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.crestock.com%252Fimage%252F3747298-Paris-coat-of-arms.aspx%3B293%3B340

    Now, for the monuments. There are four church links here, plus the Arc de Triomphe, and the Paris Opera. The churches are Notre Dame Cathedral, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, The Madeleine, and the fourth I can’t see well – it looks to me like another Sacred Heart. I don’t understand this because there are many other famous French churches. Here’s a ‘top 10’ list. (I would add others to this list!) There should be a La Sainte-Chapelle and Chartres Cathedral on this bracelet! Maybe the fourth is one of these, and I just can’t discern it.

    http://www.paris-architecture.info/TEN/TEN-Churches.htm

    Very attractive and pious tourist bracelet. Probably once of sentimental value to someone. Of cultural interest now. Unless the bracelet contains precious metals, I don't think that it would have a high commercial value.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    OK, I was able to enlarge a photo of the link in question. It looks like a church but it is known as Les Invalides. The chapel there is known as Église Saint-Louis des Invalides. Napoleon is entombed in Les Invalides. Here's a link on the Invalides.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Invalides
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    great job mikkochristmas11!!!! I can always count on you! Have a great night!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much, sir!!! It is a pleasure to help! I studied in Paris once, and I loved the city, so it was easy. Best wishes for a good evening! : )

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