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old rosenkranz along the Bavarian / Austrian boarder


antique rosenkranz
ANTIQUES - collection of filligree rosaries
with credo crosses
 17th and 18th century
ANTIQUES - large silver heart with ornate initials
 silver filugree initials
UPPER BAVARIA CENTER
L.  Bavaria and Austria are both wonderful places to look for old filigree rosaries or rosenkranz.  Schwabisch Gmund (Upper Bavaria), an area famous for silver work, became a great center for the making of Filigree Rosaries.   R.  In the 17th and 18th century, women and children assembled them as a cottage industry. Filigree rosaries of all sizes, colors and shapes ...
  big silver hearts
ANTIQUE - Lacy silver hearts
lacy filigree boarders
Antique collection each
ANTIQUE - filigree rosenkranz or rosaries
 if they could only talk 
RICH WITH TREASURES
 Even though it was Easter vacation when we were there - and the shops were closed - it was fun to window shop in lower Bavaria near the Austrian border (Berchtesgaden). Snow in the Alps, and a chill in the fresh air, didn't stop our interest in peeking in the windows where religious antiques were displayed with great care. 
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Filigree rosaries were abundant. ... beautiful big antique silver hearts with elegant lacy filigree boarders and richly engraved and appliqud initials were everywhere.  Each with a history of its own and you have to wonder what they would reveal if they could only talk .
wooden beads, once red
ANTIQUE - worn red wood filigree
and old carved rosary
richly faceted blue of
ANTIQUES - Exquisite blue Filigree Rosary
 prideful ownership. 
GOLD AND SILVER FILIGREES
L:   Old carved wooden beads, once red - now deep pink with many years of prayers worn into their surface, peek out of an old hand carved wooden box.     R:  A richly faceted blue rosary with a fat gold and silver filigree reliquary box cross suggests prideful ownership. 
lacquered paper mache'
ANTIQUE - papier mache' eggs
    of Easters eggs  past
   a precious Child Mary
ANTIQUE - creche' of red silk and gold passementerie
adorned in red silk
PAPER MACHE' AND A PRECIOUS BABY
L.  Deeply lacquered paper mache' eggs with carefully cut paper lambs and religious  scenes tucked inside are reminders of an Easter past.   R.   And a precious Christ Child or possibly baby Mary who often appears in similar attiree is elegantly adorned in red silk velvet and gold passementerie, lies in a bed of elegance ... possibly a gift for a child or if the baby Jesus - part of an antique manger scene. ... its history long since lost ... and original owners long since gone.
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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 finest 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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