Vintage - Seven Way Medal Sacramental & Scapular - Oval Pendant - Red/White/Blue - Sterling Silver 9gm - 1940's - A.Gale Inc. - Land Sea Air
This vintage, Seven Way Medal Sacramental is in stunning condition for its age and features a warm patina that both perfectly accents the details of the piece, as well as offering a wonderful contrast to the reflective glow of it's solid sterling silver construction! In addition to its remarkable patina - This piece has retained an remarkable level of detail for a piece of its age!
This very unusual piece is presented in an oval form with a simple, notched, federal border. Contained within the border frame, on the top, left & right are plaques containing the words: Sea, Land & Air respectively. The main composition of the front face consists of classic fourway medals: The sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph, St. Christopher & The Miraculous Medal. At the center point of the front face there is a depiction of the Immaculate Heart of Mary & the negative space on the front of this sacramental is filled with the patriotic colors of Red, White & Blue.
The reverse side of this sacramental contains not only the normal depictions of the Miraculous Medal and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (making this piece a 5 way medal) but also two additional depictions of St. Anthony & The Infant Jesus of Prague (making it a 7 way medal).
These two addition depictions along with the coloring of this face side & the words Land, Air & Sea combine to make this piece an extremely rare example and a very special sacramental!
Additionally, The reverse side is marked "A.Gale Inc STERLING".
According to the teaching of the Catholic Church, the use of Sacramentals such as this medal prepares people to receive grace and disposes them to cooperate with it. Additionally each of the medals that make up this hole have separate means and offer different patronage.
It can be hard to attach these Sacramentals to a specific date as pieces like this have been made since the early 1830's and are currently still being produced today. However, Judging by the overall design, wear & patina I would date this piece to being from the early to mid 20th century and was most likely produced sometime around 1940.
- Seven Way Medal Sacramental pendant
- Manufacturer: A.Gale Sterling
- Era: 1940's
- Material: Sterling Silver
- Pendant: 1.4" long x 0.8" wide x 0.15" thick
- Weight: 9.55 grams Sterling Silver
- Very good vintage condition
- Some signs of age and wear
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