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Enamel Miniature Portrait of St Fabiola of Rome in Mahogany Frame (Code 2186)

  • £8500


Description

A delightful miniature enamel portrait of Saint Fabiola set in a mahogany frame.  The portrait is perhaps on copper and may have originally been a brooch, but now in a framed setting.  The portrait is an interpretation of Henner's 19th century version, but using a different colour for the head scarf.  Saint Fabiola was a Roman 4th century noble lady who in later life dedicated herself as a nurse physician and is the patron saint for divorcees, and other troubled relationship issues.  It is a good quality piece, and the frame is also very nicely made.  The enamel work is likely early 20th century and the frame perhaps mid century.


Condition

Minor period wear only, a very good example.


Measurements (Approx)

Height: 5.6 cm ( 2 1/4 inch ) the painted area

Height: 13.2 cm ( 5 1/4 inch ) the frame

Weight: 110 grams (before packing)


Stock Code:  2186  JL20-4

 


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