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 An ancient tradition speaks of the baptism of Clovis, King of the Franks, when the Virgin, (whose emblem is the lily) sent a lily by an  angel as a mark of her special favor. Through time, the name Clovis was transformed to Cleves, becoming the name of a district in northwestern  Germany.
   The lower leaves of the lily, or iris, form the bottom of the fleur-de-lis, the emblem of France. These graceful curves are also reminiscent of a shepherds crook,  king’s scepter and the ritual Bishop’s crozier, all symbolic of the Good Shepherd.

Dimensions: 1 1/2 " x  3/4 "


Lily of Cleves