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SMOKEof INCENSE III
old vintage terracotta cubes with 'staurolite' stone pater

CHAPLET: Smole of Incense III - CWSP.5512
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SMOKE OF INCENSE  III
CWSP:  SPECIAL CHAPLETS SERIES
This chaplet gives visual essence of the incense of old, reminding us how it carries prayer heavenward. Very popular, totally sold out of first edition.  
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REVELATION 8:3-3
  Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. A large quantity of incense was given to him to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that stood in front of the throne; [4] and so from the angel's hand the smoke of the incense went up in the presence of God and with it the prayers of the saints.  Revelation 8:3-4
 
STAUROLITE, WHAT IS IT? 
What is Staurolite?  This deeply toned slice of stone called Staurolite (brown silicate mineral) is 'famous for its twinned crystals that form into the shape of a cross. Its name comes from the greek for cross: "stauros lithos" (Greek) cross stone .  For centuries it has been associated with Christianity as a symbol for the cross. It is brown, black and reddish brown. Usually you see staurolite as an actual cross and this is its more traditional form. This chaplet gives visual essence of the incense of old, reminding us how it carries prayer heavenward. Very popular, totally sold out of first edition. Limited.
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Ave beads are antique terra cotta cubes, a type of clay with matte glaze.

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 THE WORN CRUCIFIX
There is no known history on this crucifix.  The current owner said it was in a box of personal belongings of a person who died and the relatives had little to say about it, considering it a piece of junk.  From similar items we have seen, we are fairly certain it is European, probably Spain. It may have been in route to New Spain (Latin America). It was customary for Franciscan and Dominican Friars to travel with the explorers (15 -16 c), bringing religious items to give to the indigenous people.  Items such as rosaries, religious statues and crucifixes which were great visual aides in the process of bringing them to the new Christian God.
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Evangelization
Spain / 16 -18c  - large - 2.45 in.
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ECRX.498
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MORE HISTORY OF EARLY 
EVANGELIZATION CRUCIFIXES
Sometimes ships were lost along with their crew and cargo. Because of the wear on this crucifix, this may have been churning in sand and water for centuries.  It is hard to know. Since these items were mass produced and not by artisans of the period, they are not necessarily perfect in proportion which gives them a beauty all their own like a type of folk art. 
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We are often asked to identify items that have been found off of the coast of the US and Latin America and there seems to be a thread of similarity in design and wear from the little that is known about the items found. Sometimes a little bit of information can open up vast amounts of knowledge when linked with other tiny bits of information and the web has truly brought us a wealth of this.




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 OLD VINTAGE TERRACOTTA CUBES
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CWSP.5512.b 
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 All crucifixes, crosses, rosary centers and medals are hand cast from antiques in
sterling and solid bronze
10 in.

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Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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