This French, Stanhope viewer, wood cross is *probably antique and circa late 1800s. The viewer has an intact picture of devotional images with "Souvenir of N.D. de Lourdes" and the sentiment: Priez avec ce chapelet et le ciel est a vous. Translated, this means: Pray with this rosary and heaven is yours. *There is also "M.F. 2001" on the edge of the viewing field, and while I do not believe this is a date, I am still dating this conservatively as being vintage and not antique.
The cross measures 2 ⅝" x 1". Thickness is approximately ½".
Stanhopes were invented in the 1800s and gained popularity throughout the 19th century and into the early 20th century. The last true Stanhopes were made circa 1972, but there is a modern producer of Stanhopes called Stanhope Microworks.
This cross was once attached to a rosary, and it has a hole by which to attach it.
The image does move within the viewer and can be righted by tapping the edge of the cross gently.
The cross also has wear in the form of scratches, chips and worn edges. Please examine the photos carefully and do let me know if you would like more photos as I will be happy to oblige.
Thank you for looking.
Collection of Sales Tax
New York State residents, please read this concerning the collection of state taxes. As a New York state based business, I must comply with legal requirements to collect a sales tax from any resident of the state of New York who is purchasing anything from my shop.
Because of the variation in sales tax throughout of the state, I am charging a flat rate of 8.875% on purchases made by residents of New York state.
At this time, I am offering free shipping within the United States for orders $35.00 and over. If you are outside of the U.S., please contact me for a shipping quote.
I do ship internationally. If you don't see postage for your country listed, please contact me.
Customs Fees (Foreign Customers Only)
Duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees may be levied once the item you've purchased arrives in your country. The item may be held at the post office until you pay the required fees. I am unable to calculate what you will have to pay once your item has arrived in your country as this is up to your country's postal service.
Third Party Shipping
I do not ship to third party shipping companies. Please know that if you have something shipped to a third party shipping company without my knowledge, the item is not insured or covered for any loss or damage. I'll be happy to ship anywhere in the world. Just ask!
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you're unhappy with your purchased item, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price of the item. Please contact me within three days of the delivery of your item. You have seven days from the delivery of your item to ship it back. Upon the item's return, I will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item to the buyer as long as the item is in the condition in which it was when it left my shop. Buyer satisfaction is my #1 priority so if there's a problem, please let me know what I can do to make things right.