Posted 8 years ago
Antique Victorian Stanhope Rosary.
An oddity, Stanhopes were very popular in Victorian times. I love the novelty of Stanhope items and they are so rarely found in good order these days. The tiny little lense that holds the Stanhope image so often damaged or the image missing.
I was pleased to be able to take a close up photograph of the image of the Virgin Mary as it was seen inside the Stanhope.
A lovely memento of a time gone by and a wonderful devotional tool.
NB. this item was part of my past collection and is not available for sale.