�� Antique CRYSTAL & SILVER Rosary, Beads for the Dead ��COMPOSITION & SIZE 4-Decade , 48 beads, approx. hanging length of 19 1/2 inches. Cut crystal and sterling silver metal work. Round faceted Hail Mary beads (7mm) and round faceted Our Father beads (7mm) with filigree caps, assembled with sterling silver chain. Sterling silver Crucifix with fine Corpus, INRI plaque, approx. 1 7/8 inch in length. Ornate sterling silver Centerpiece honouring Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Scapular. Silver medal attached to rosary with devotion to Miraculous Virgin Mary. ORIGIN & AGE USA. Mid of 1900s. MARKINGS STERLING CREED at back of crucifix and Centerpiece. CONDITION Very good condition with fine patina . How to pray the ROSARY FOR THE DEAD This rosary consists of four decades (40 beads) in memory of the forty hours which
Our Lord is thought to have spent in Limbo.
There are also the 5 introductory beads as on the Dominican Rosary.
One begins and ends this chaplet with the De profundis or an Our Father and Hail Mary.
On the large beads is made acts of faith, hope, and charity.
On each small bead is said: "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation."
Each decade is