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FILIGREE ROSARY - RAFR.2600, RAFR.2610, RAFR.2620, RAFR.2630
FILIGREE ROSARIES
Inspired by antique filigree rosaries from the 17c - 18c


ANTIQUE FILIGREE ROSARY: inspiration for series below
  17c, 18c FILIGREE ROSARIES INSPIRING THIS SERIES 
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"INSPIRATION"
RAFR: ANTIQUE FILIGREE ROSARY
Rosary shown above is from a private collection - not for sale, but gives you an idea of the inspiration for the filigree rosaries below.  We hope you enjoy the history shared below: 

WHEN FILIGREE 
WAS DISCOVERED
Our rosaries are inspired by the exquisite filigree rosaries from the middle 1600s on . When filigree, a very lacy metal openwork was first discovered by the jewelers and rosary makers in upper Bavaria and Austria, it became the basis for a new rosary called the Filigree Rosary. Beads and eventually reliquary crosses and medallions were designed using this technique. Embedded in the surface of these crosses were hand painted porcelain symbols including the crucified Christ and the Eucharist (cup and host) ...

... Some have wood set in the cross (sometimes mother of pearl was inserted into the wood.) Some were medallions instead of crosses and it was not unusual for these fat, lacy frames to carry metal 'coin like' images of Popes, kings and popular saints. Filigree rosaries in silver and gold with coral beads and other precious stones quickly became very popular in Europe and were coveted, especially by royalty and the wealthy.  Filigree work is over 5000 years old and holds a beautiful history. to learn more about filigree work follow links above.
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 1 CORINTHIANS  12:12-13 

  2 At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.13 So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love NAB

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CORAL   -   BLACK   - WOOD   -  MOTHER of PEARL
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~ NEW CORAL FILIGREE ~
INSPIRED BY 
ANTIQUE ROSARY SHOWN ABOVE 
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AVE BEADS: 8mm Ave Coral root beads. Coral was considered to have healing properties so was very popular for rosarymaking  . PATER BEADS:  we mixed them with these handmade silver filgree beads following the traditional filigree rosary form used for centuries as old books and museums confirm. 
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ALL PARTS AVAILABLE
All rosary crucifixes, crosses, centers and religious medals are available individually.  Hand cast from antique pieces in sterling sliver, solid bronze and soon, white bronze. Each hand cleaned and re antiqued to restore original patina. Visit SUPPLIES link at top of page to see whole collection.
   NEW CORAL FILIGREE ROSARY
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pricing subject to change without notice
 RAFR.2600.b
PRICING / ORDER
RAFR.2600.s
all metals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
16 in.

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~ ANTIQUE MATTE BLACK ~
NOTE CREDO CROSS
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AVE BEADS: The antique (1930 -150s) matte black beads (9mm) are from Germany PATER BEADS:  handmade silver filgree beads following the traditional form used for centuries as old books and museums confirm.  Note small 'CREDO CROSS (1850s) - Available on all our filigrees but not of same filigree design.
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ALL PARTS AVAILABLE
All rosary crucifixes, crosses, centers and religious medals are available individually.  Hand cast from antique pieces in sterling sliver, solid bronze and soon, white bronze. Each hand cleaned and re antiqued to restore original patina. Visit SUPPLIES link at top of page to see whole collection.
 ANTIQUE MATTE BLACK
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pricing subject to change without notice
 RAFR.2610.b
PRICING / ORDER
 RAFR.2610.s 
all metals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
18 in.

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~ EXOTIC WOOD ROSARY ~
 CHERRYWOOD
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AVE BEADS:  We see more wood used in the filigree rosary from the 1800s on. Probably more popular with men as not quite so ornate. The shorter length allows these rosaries a special place for many  (cherrywood) PATER BEADS:  handmade silver filgree beads following the traditional form used for centuries as old books and museums confirm. we mixed them with these handmade silver filgree beads following the traditional form used for centuries as old books and museums confirm. 
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ALL PARTS AVAILABLE
All rosary crucifixes, crosses, centers and religious medals are available individually.  Hand cast from antique pieces in sterling sliver, solid bronze and soon, white bronze. Each hand cleaned and re antiqued to restore original patina. Visit SUPPLIES link at top of page to see whole collection.
   EXOTIC CHERRY WOOD ROSARY
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pricing subject to change without notice
 RAFR.2620.b
PRICING / ORDER
 RAFR.2620.s
all metals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
17 in.

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~ MOTHER of PEARL ROSARY ~
PEARL of GREAT PRICE 
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AVE BEADS:  Inspired by the faux pearls and pearl filigrees, this mother of Pearl reminds us that Mary is the Mother of the Pearl of Great Price, Jesus.  Shown here with a bronze cross but not as powerful as the silver.  PATER BEADS:  handmade silver filgree beads following the traditional form used for centuries as old books and museums confirm. 
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ALL PARTS AVAILABLE
All rosary crucifixes, crosses, centers and religious medals are available individually.  Hand cast from antique pieces in sterling sliver, solid bronze and soon, white bronze. Each hand cleaned and re antiqued to restore original patina. Visit SUPPLIES link at top of page to see whole collection.
  MOTHER of PEARL ROSARY
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pricing subject to change without notice
 RAFR.2630.b
PRICING / ORDER
 RAFR.2630
all metals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
16 in.

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FILIGREES OLD AND NEW
The filigrees are still being made but very hard to find. Prefer an old one? Antique Filigrees are still available and come up now and then on Ebay. Just make sure the seller is able to date correctly as it is very hard to tell the old from the new from age to age through an image. 
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 NEW ONES IN 
AUGSBURG & OBERAMMERGAU
We had seen them in Augsburg a few years ago and the lady shopkeeper told us that the family had been making them for several hundred years. At that time, they had new ones hanging on the wall. 
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A recent email from Robert Vester-Bendtsen (DK) requesting more information, gave us the thought of just ordering them from this company instead of making a similar one here. I gave him the small amount of info I had re the shop and he was able to find it through the chamber of commerce. We emailed, and Irmgard Mailer, told us that the filigree supplies were no longer available so were unable to make them any more. (Devot. A. Anzmann, GmbH Maximlianstr. 50,  86150 Augsburg (DE). 
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A few years later we saw new ones (from the Bavarian Forest) in Oberammergau (2007) at GG. LANG SEL. ERBEN (Tel 008 22/1081, Fax 008 22 / 1060) but knew, they were rare and not sure if they are still available but the addresses above may give you a lead if needed.
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ONE OF THOSE GOD MOMENTS
(We had the supplies sitting on the table  so when we discovered the problem, we realized it was one of those 'God Moments'.)  That was all we needed to continue a dedication filigree rosary using similar products. The beads we chose below are typical of the beads used in old filigrees. We hope you are as excited as we are about our 'new' dedication to a wonderful time in the history of filigree rosaries.




~ CREDO KREUZ ~
WHAT IS A CREDOKREUZ?
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A CREDO (Creed) KREUZ (cross) is the little cross that sits above the large pendant cross or medallion on rosaries of the period. Once the Creed was repeated, a traditional prayer was said on this cross. The prayer asked for an 'increase of faith hope and love or charity.' (Early rosaries of this period did not carry the 3 Ave beads in the pendant but were added later.) Today, the Creed is said on the large crucifix at the bottom of the pendant and in our area, the prayer for an 'increase of faith, hope and love' still follows the Creed.
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ORDER WITH OUR WITHOUT
(You may order the filigree with or without this credo cross, in sterling or bronze. We prefer the all silver without the credo but that is a matter of choice.  Note that the filigree is much shorter than most rosaries.)



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MISSION STATEMENT
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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