These vintage rosaries were made by hand and date from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They are all different, with different coloured beads, findings, chains, and saints setting them apart from each other.
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Plain Wooden Jerusalem
Smooth round beads almost 1/4" in diameter are strung on a simple brown cord, with longer wrapped knots to separate sections. Most of the beads still have uniform finish, though wear from use can be seen. Thick wooden cross is stamped with Jerusalem in capital letters, and the surface of the cross is smooth and unvarnished from use.
Poppy Red Round Bead
14 1/4" long
Bright red round glossy beads are strung on a medium brown cord, with glossy white beads interspersed. Beautiful gothic cross with plenty of detail. There is some movement to the beads on this rosary, which adds to the tactile experience of using it.
Lightweight black matte beads separated by carved black rose dividers. The cross and findings have some age-related tarnish, and the Christ embossed on the cross has been worn almost smooth with time and use. The other finding has a symbol surrounded by 13 stars.
Oblong Wooden Bead With Silver and Wood Cross
Simple unpolished wooden beads, a couple with damage from use (sections of the bead chipped away). The connector has Santa Terra (Holy Earth) on one side, a grouping of crosses on the other. The cross is wooden, backed with silver metal that is stamped with Jerusalem on the reverse. Christ is affixed to the cross with glue, and there is a darkening effect of the glue to the right of his head.
Pale Blue AB Crystal Pope Benedict, Pope John Paul II
Pretty AB Pale blue crystal beads paired with an ornate silver metal cross, and a divider commemorating Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict.
White Rectangular Beads With Ascension Divider
Beautifully made rosary with rounded rectangular white beads that might be glass or a natural material, they feel cold to the touch. The cross is substantial and detailed, measuring 2" in length, and displays a beautifully detailed Christ. The findings show some loss of finish from use, and the connector has what looks like a scene of Christ emerging resurrected from the tomb. There is an additional golden medal attached to the rosary, which has the infant Christ on one side, and what I think might be St. Peter's Basilica on the other.
Hematite, Pearl, and Peach Glass Beads
Stunning handmade rosary with irregular shaped peach frosted glass beads separated with hematite seed beads. White freshwater pearl beads, and small round gold beads are also used. The cross is a smooth piece of hematite with a golden Christ affixed
Round Olivewood With Smooth Cross
Small round dark polished olive wood beads, wonderfully worn from use. The cross and connector are very smooth from use, with a faint impression of Christ on the cross, and a smoothly worn Mary and Joseph on either side of the connector. A well-loved rosary!
Condition: These rosaries are in good vintage condition. They show slight wear and tarnish that you would expect in an item of their age, but no dents or other damage noted.
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