Posted 12 years ago
Here I would like to join what known rosary collectors called a very stunning piece. It is made of Sterling Silver, also the egg box and the beads are of old garnets. My grandmother got it a present on her 12th (she was born in 1882) for a religious occasion. And also collectors have never seen such a sterling egg before, only the tauga nut or old early plastic ones, used as box for a rosary and therefore quite amazing! Also not seen those particular extra links on a sterling rosary, on brass or even steel, but not done with sterling. It is a very interesting rosary! I could put it mid-1800s but it is always rather hard to date a rosary as styles didn't change for decades- the puffed heart center though is typical of the mid-1800s in both France and Germany. In the opinin of specialists a collector looking for a wonderful antique should be interested. Antique rosaries have gone up amazingly in the past 10 years and should continue rising. The egg and the cross have an old European hallmark of a sword, I cannot find any maker's hallmarks? That may be another path to follow.