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rosary workshop - Museum - 18 - 19c filigree
+ 18c FILIGREE MEDAL ROSARY +
eucharistic medallion with crucifixion - hand painted


18c FILIGREE MEDAL ROSARY

"BRIGANTTINE ROSARY"
ANTIQUE FILIGREE 
'ROSENKRANZ'
Purchased in 1999 in Southern Bavaria near the site of the Passion Play, this antique filigree rosary or 'Rosenkranz' is not all that far from its origin. Very popular during the 17th, 18th and 19th century, these rosaries are still made (as of 2007) but very hard to find. A shop in Oberammergau carries new ones from the Bavarian Forest.
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A great find, this rosary along with several others of similar design and  quality were in the window of an Antique shop on a side street in Ober Ammergau. Dealer dated this rosary as late 18c. Private Collection

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BRIGANTTINE ROSARY
6 sets of ten beads (Decades) is known to be the Brigattine Rosary (St Brigit of Sweden). using a filigree Pater bead a  juncture which is standard for this period.  (Unfamiliar counts many also represent traditions of a confraternity or 3rd order)    - 13.5 in

~ MEDALLION ~
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EUCHARISTIC CHALICE - CRUCIFIXION
Beautiful hand painted miniature images on porcelain are set in a silver filigreed reliquary box  RIGHT: Eucharist / Chalice  and LEFT: The crucified Christ on a crimson background.

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ENGLISH CUTS'
Irregular faceted or 'English Cut' semi precious garnets are divided by silver filigree Paters.  Garnets were very popular stones, and many had deep red glass to look like garnet.

~ TWO PENDANT CROSSES ~
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CREDO-KREUZ
The two crosses below are typical of the Filigree Rosary. The first on the pendant is  called a CREDO-KREUZ (Creed Cross) and is to remind the pray-er to ask for an increase of  FAITH, HOPE and LOVE  (see Council of Trent).
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RELIQUARY CROSS
The second (above)  is a RELIQUARY CROSS (many have a saints relic inside)  This one has a blue porcelain insert of the Crucified Christ and on the reverse, the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
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