Vintage 800 Silver Filigree and Painted Saint Fabiola Portrait Pin/Pendant. pdvs516
Vintage 800 Silver Filigree and Painted Saint Fabiola Portrait Pin/Pen
Detailed in loops and spirals of finely wrought silver wire, this cameo can be worn as a pin or a pendant. Saint Fabiola in profile on a blue background is rendered on a lithograph that has been detailed by hand painting. The back of the pendant had a matching filigree bail that can be used to suspend the pendant from a chain. The pin back has a safety clasp. Stamped Italy, 800 and VIMEA. 1.75" X 1.5".
Saint Fabiola was a 4th century nurse and Roman matron of rank of the company of noble Roman women who, under the influence of the Church father St. Jerome gave up all earthly pleasures and devoted themselves to the practice of Christian asceticism and charitable work