Copper load of this....
French carved meerschaum pendant depicting St. Francis with various beasts surrounding him
Encased in a copper surround with hanger, this would originally have had a glass front to it which is long lost
The subject matter on this one makes a pleasant change from the usual saints with the inclusion of animals adding interest
Meerschaum is a natural mineral deposit composed of fossilized shells from ancient sea life that have collected and compressed over millions of years. It lends itself well to carving and these small plaques look striking wall hung
Size: 6cm x 4.5cm approx.