This wonderful small brass bible box with a fine miniature rosary dates from around 1900. There is extensive detail to both the front and back of the box.
The front cover depicts Mary with baby Christ and the words Regina Montis Regalis, The Santuario di Vicoforte in Piedmont, Italy.
This charming box and rosary would certainly have be purchased during a visit to the huge church at the turn of the last century. There is also a very interesting history behind this beautiful church, so Google it to find out more.
This would make a wonderful christening gift for a baby girl or boy. Rosaries are popular among Catholics but have recently become very collectable in their own right.