ROSARIES
Handmade
CHAPLETS
Handmade
JEWELRY
Religious
SUPPLIES
Rosarymaking
GALLERY
Fine Art
HOME
Site Index
WHAT'S NEW
Always Changing
SALE ITEMS
Very Limited
MUSEUM
Antique Rosaries
HISTORY
of the Rosary
 DIRECTORY
Site Links
EMAIL US
877.695.3561


rosary workshop - H unt Museum Rosaries
MORE ROSARIES - 17c - 18c
from the Hunt Museum - Limerick Ireland

WHY SO HARD TO FIND? 
During a recent trip to Ireland, we asked an antiques dealer why it was so hard to find old and antique rosaries in Ireland.  She explained it was because of the old custom of burying the rosary with its owner.  So when we found the following rosaries at the Hunt Museum in Limerick City, we felt truly blessed.

SEARCH ROSARY WORKSHOP:


for more information see
AMBER ROSARY   -   IVORY ROSARY
ROSARY DIRECTORY
For more information on this collection and the Hunt Museum
HUNT MUSEUM



~ AMBER ROSARY ~

 HAND MADE SILVER 
WITH NATURAL AMBER
 (Dated c 1770 -1800.)
+
+
FULL VIEW
Naturally formed amber beads. Although missing some, this rosary gives us a rare sense of existing rosaries during the 18c. 
+
 +
BEAUTIFUL MIX OF BEADS
A closer look of the natural amber beads and the hand made silver Paters used along with the 3 small pendant beads below that remind the pray-er to ask for a deeper senese of Faith, Hope and Love.
+
 +
GALWAY CRUCIFIX
Note where the crucifix sits next to the Pater bead there is no loop or ring on this strung rosary. As you can see below, the string goes all the way through the tubular 'Galway Crucifix and sits on a bead before ending in a tassel.
+
+
A FINE EXAMPLE
One of the finest rosaries in the Hunt collection. This beautiful amber rosary is especially treasured because of the collections of the naturally shaped, irregular Ave beads in amber. The Pater beads are a very fine example of silverwork.




~ IVORY ROSARY~

 "PAIDREN BEAG"
(Dated 16th to 17th century) 
+
SMALL PRAYER
In Ireland the Paidren Beag, meaning 'small prayer' was a smaller rosary with ten beads and a crucifix at one end and a ring at the other. The ring was passed from one finger to the next to keep count of the prayers.  Another version was the rosary ring which had 10 projections and a cruciform bezel for the Paternoster.
 +
 +
9 GRADED 
AGED IVORY BEADS
This is quite a large, single decade rosary or chaplet that is as long as some of the rosasaries in this collection.  It is believed to be French. there are 9 graded, aged old ivory beads with a carved bead at one end and a gold tassel at the other. 
+
 +
GOLD TASSEL
AND CREDO CROSS
Tassels were  on rosaries to 'wipe away the tears".  Called Passementerie (trim). Just above the tassel is a small white cross which probably was there to remind the pray-er to pray the Creed.   

 


~ ROSARY DIRECTORY ~
HUNT MUSEUM INDEX
An overview of the rosary crosses of Ireland
 GALWAY ROSARIES
Unique tubular crucifixes in silver, influenced by the Spanish trade from the Hunt.
 PENAL ROSARIES AND CROSSES
18c Penal Rosaries and crosses, a mini history with pictures.
 MORE IRISH ROSARIES
Rosaries of amber and ivory, from the 1700s - 1800s
  THANK YOU!
    We are grateful to the Hunt for allowing us to share this information with you the students and lovers of the history of the rosary so you may learn more about the precious rosaries of Ireland.  Especially for those unable to visit Ireland to see this great collection of Irish Rosaries.
+
All images are used with the permission of the Hunt Museum, Limerick Ireland. Please contact the Hunt directly for use of or further information regarding this collection. Please visit the Hunt while in Ireland to learn more about the art of Ireland.
 +
HUNT MUSEUM
+
or write
THE HUNT MUSEUM
The Custom House
Rutland Street, Limerick Ireland
Tel 061 452022

SEARCH ROSARY WORKSHOP:


for more information see
FILIGREE ROSARIES   -   CHAPLETS   -   IDENTIFY MISC PARTS
CLERIC ROSARIES   -   VISTORS OPEN GALLERY  -  Front Page
back to museum index
ANTIQUE ROSARY MUSEUM INDEX
and you might find these interesting:
  CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS?
MINIATURE ICONS   -     COUNCIL OF TRENT
   TOP OF PAGE


 

PRAYER
STUDY
SERVICE
COMMUNITY
SUPPLIES
LINKS
 HOME
SALE
NEW
CART
ABOUT US
EMAIL

Learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe