An antique silver Italian Ex voto Heart

  • An antique silver Italian Ex voto Heart

    These are antique silver religious offering from Naples known as an ex voto. They were bought by penitents (people petitioning god and saints) too aid with pregnancy and to cure all sorts of ailments. After the ailment abated or the desire was requested the silver object was donated to the church as a thanksgiving.

    The ex voto is circa 1870. We also have other pieces of various shapes, which make a beautiful set. If you are interested in more than one please contact us for a price.

    It is in overall great condition. Beautifully worked by artisans who once made a living purely from making these offerings for the church.

    This is for one Ex Voto.

    Small Double 7cm TMIR000728A- £65

    Extra Large Flame with Gems 21cm TMIR000728B - £115

    Large Flame top 16cm TMIR000728C - £85

    Large Flame topped Heart 18cm TMIR000728D - £85

    Small Double Lace Edged 7cm TMIR000728E - £65

    Medium Ornate Edged Heart 9cm TMIR000728F - £85

    Small Sunburst 9cm TMIR000728G - £55

    Small Flame top Heart 7cm TMIR000728H- £65

    Large Ornate Edged Heart 17cm TMIR000728I- £85

    Large Sunburst With Flowers 21cm TMIR000728J- £95

    Medium Ornate Edged Heart 10cm TMIR000728K- £75

    Smal Twist Edge Heart 9cm TMIR000728L- £65

    Medium framed Heart 14cm TMIR000728M- £75