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Large "Deli" pendant with paintings of Jesus & Mary, Switzerland ca. 1800


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Large "Deli" pendant with paintings of Jesus & Mary, Switzerland ca. 1800
Large "Deli" pendant with paintings of Jesus & Mary, Switzerland ca. 1800
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Every region of Europe has its own traditional costume, its own jewellery, which in the past was often charged with meaning. This piece of jewellery is a so-called Deli, a religious piece of jewellery from Switzerland. It probably comes from Lucerne: the Swiss National Museum preserves a very similar piece of jewellery, which was also made in Lucerne around 1800-1810 (collection piece LM-50737). Delis were common pieces of jewellery in Switzerland in the 18th and 19th centuries, and could bear a variety of motifs. Depending on the motif, they were worn as talismans, lucky charms or religious symbols. The latter is the case here. Under a large bow, decorated with a green stone, is set a heart-shaped pendant, each presenting a painted image on the front and back. On one side we see Mary, the Mother of God, crowned and looking benign. On the reverse, her Son, crucified in a vast landscape. The workmanship in gilded metal is simple, yet powerful and present in the result. Delis like this one were worn by women on black velvet ribbons around their necks. Even today, the jewel can be shown off in this way - with, but of course also without Swiss traditional costume.
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Large "Deli" pendant with paintings of Jesus & Mary, Switzerland ca. 1800
Regina Pacis, Ora Pro Nobis!
€ 590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €590.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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