Lenox Rosary Beads

17 Aug

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In 1889, Walter Scott Lenox began making unique works of art in his studio in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. His ceramic items attracted attention and the name Lenox was soon associated with elegant dinnerware. Today the Lenox Company makes a wide range of dinnerware as well as gift items including Christmas ornaments, figurines, and picture frames.

Rosaries with beads of Lenox China are often given as gifts for special occasions such as a wedding or First Communion.

The Lenox rosary shown has an ornate crucifix. The name “Lenox” is stamped on the reverse.

Lenox makes many rosaries. Some have birthstone beads while others reflect holidays such as Christmas and Easter. The Lenox rosary shown honors Our Lady of Lourdes and has a center medal showing St. Bernadette kneeling at the grotto at Lourdes, France.

The reverse of the center medal contains water from the shrine of Lourdes.

All of the beads on this rosary are Lenox china.

In addition to making rosaries, the Lenox Company also makes ornate boxes to hold religious items.

The rosary box shown is in the traditional white and gold Lenox colors.

The Lenox logo can be found on the bottom of the rosary box.

The Lenox rosary box below has the famous Footprints prayer.

Made in 1997, the Footprints rosary box is made of fine porcelain.

The Footprints rosary box is a music box.

Some Lenox rosaries come in a 3 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch cloth pouch with the Lenox logo.

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Collectors find that Lenox rosaries typically have a value of fifty to one hundred dollars.

http://www.amazon.com/Rosary-Collectors-Guide-Gloria-Hoffner/dp/0764345354

To learn more about unique rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book has 240 color photographs of antique and unusual rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals.

The authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide are often able to bring their extensive collection to show to church groups, school groups, and community organizations. To arrange a presentation or to ask a question about rosaries, contact the authors at rosarycollector@aol.com

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One Response to “Lenox Rosary Beads”

  1. Giovanna Lottes August 18, 2014 at 2:24 AM #

    I love the Lenox rosaries. I don’t think I have seen those before.

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