Sterling Silver Repousse Souvenir of Lourdes

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This plaque dedicated to Notre Dame de Lourdes is sterling silver over copper, made in the repousse style of low relief, probably early 20th century.  It is a beautiful and finely-worked piece, signed in the lower right corner "Ruffoni."  It shows the Virgin Mary as she appeared to Bernadette in a grotto in the southwest of France, with the spire of the basilica of Notre Dame of Lourdes in the background; the dove of the Holy Spirit descends from above the scene, and various flowers and branches frame the piece.  Truly a sweet little work of religious art.  Condition is excellent, with some copper beginning to show through in a few places and no damage, tears or dings to the silver.  4 1/4" high by 3 1/4" wide.