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On May 13, 1981, John Paul II suffered an attack in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, attributing to Our Lady of Fátima the reason for his salvation. In 1984, in Rome, the Pope offered the Bishop of Leiria the bullet that had hit him. Interestingly, in the original manufacture of the crown, in 1942, where the eight queen half-arches come together, there was an empty space, matching the calibre of the bullet, in which it was placed in 1989.

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Technical description:

Image manufactured in silver, gold and precious stones
Weight in sterling silver550gr*
Weight in 800 fineness gold – 19.2 carats2gr*
Description and number of gems
Diamonds39
Pearl1
Crown of made of gold and precious stones
Weight in 800 fineness gold – 19.2 carats21gr*
Description and number of gems
Amethyst1
Diamonds66
Emeralds12
Pearl1
Rubies12
Sapphires18
Turquoise1
Weight of the set in precious stones1,70cts*
Measurements
Sculpture: 62 x 42 x 200 mm *
Crown: Ø 25 mm x 44 mm *

*Manufactured pieces. Approximate weight and dimensions

Statuette of Our Lady of Fátima with Precious Crown and Mantle with Diamonds. Gold, silver and precious stones

On May 11, 2010, Benedict XVI, during the outdoor Mass in Lisbon, before almost 200,000 people, challenged the Portuguese to begin preparations for the centenary of the Fátima apparitions. Leitão & Irmão subscribes to so significant an anniversary by recreating, in silver, gold and precious stones, the famous crowned statue of the Chapel of the Apparitions at Fátima.

To faithfully reproduce a small image of Our Lady of Fátima, Leitão & Irmão used the original moulds – which are in the possession of Luciano Thedim, nephew and disciple of José Ferreira Thedim who, in 1920, was responsible for the original statue.

Thus, using the 1920 moulds, Thedim carved from Brazilian cedar wood the same piece of the Chapel of the Apparitions, of a size suited to a piece of jewellery . The work of reproduction of the wooden sculpture in silver took place in 2012/2013, using a manufacturing technique – patented by Leitão & Irmão – which ensures perfect reproduction of the wood in silver.

Diamonds in the mantle reproduce the mirrors present in the original statue of Our Lady at the Chapel of the Apparitions.

With regard to the crown, the original of the 1946 mould of the Precious Crown manufactured at the Casa Leitão workshops was also used, in order to allow the maximum possible fidelity in its miniature reproduction.

The Precious Crown, placed on the statue of Our Lady on the anniversary days of the apparitions, is made of gold, studded with a variety of precious stones: diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, turquoise and pearls. All these precious materials are carefully reproduced in the miniature.

All the jewellery work involved in making these crowned Images of Our Lady took place at the century-old workshop of Casa Leitão & Irmão – exactly in the same spot where, in 1942, the original crowns were made.

The tradition of Casa Leitão & Irmão – former jewellers of the Crown as from the late eighteenth century – was further reinforced in 1942 with the design and manufacture of the crown of Our Lady of Fátima.

$9.900,00

SKU: 0522069 Category:
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Technical description:

Image manufactured in silver, gold and precious stones
Weight in sterling silver550gr*
Weight in 800 fineness gold – 19.2 carats2gr*
Description and number of gems
Diamonds39
Pearl1
Crown of made of gold and precious stones
Weight in 800 fineness gold – 19.2 carats21gr*
Description and number of gems
Amethyst1
Diamonds66
Emeralds12
Pearl1
Rubies12
Sapphires18
Turquoise1
Weight of the set in precious stones1,70cts*
Measurements
Sculpture: 62 x 42 x 200 mm *
Crown: Ø 25 mm x 44 mm *

*Manufactured pieces. Approximate weight and dimensions

On May 13, 1981, John Paul II suffered an attack in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, attributing to Our Lady of Fátima the reason for his salvation. In 1984, in Rome, the Pope offered the Bishop of Leiria the bullet that had hit him. Interestingly, in the original manufacture of the crown, in 1942, where the eight queen half-arches come together, there was an empty space, matching the calibre of the bullet, in which it was placed in 1989.