z Sold Small Civil War era soldier's pocket religious saint, statue in brass case
z Sold Small Civil War era soldier's pocket religious saint, statue in brass case
Small Civil War era soldier's pocket religious saint, statue in brass case - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold Small Civil War era soldier's pocket religious saint, statue in brass case

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This is a wonderful little piece that dates to the Civil War, possibly a bit earlier. It is a tiny 1 inch brass case that pulls apart to reveal a detailed tiny figure of St. Joseph holding a tiny child sized Jesus. These pieces were distributed to soldiers by the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. The piece is small enough to fit in one's pocket, and brought comfort to the faithful.

The piece is in good condition, with surface patina, some stains, on the brass and fine scratches as one would expect, but no damage to the case or to the figure. The case is just over 1 inch high, 1/2" wide and about 3/8" deep. The figure is 1 inch high, about 3/8" wide and about 1/4" deep. A very sweet and sentimental antique religious piece.

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