This vintage rosary is a souvenir rosary that once held water from the grotto at Lourdes. The blue plastic (lucite?) beads are almost barrel shaped, and are 8mm long. Enamel medals are used for the pater beads. The first and last of the medals only have enamel on one side. On these, the grotto scene on the reverse are not covered. The middle two enamels are coated on both sides. I don't know if this was intentional or not. There is no enamel residue to suggest that it is broken. The colors vary between two shades of aqua blue and a forest green that I've never seen on an enamel medal before. The crucifix is marked "Italy" on the back. Based on the styling of the center medal, this rosary is from the second half of the 1900's.Laying flat, this rosary measures 24 inches long from top of rosary to bottom of crucifix.
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