With hand painted tiny blue and rust flowers and a painted slogan 'Ricordo di Napoli' this is a typical souvenir Brooch from the Naples region of Italy..sometimes referred to as Sorrento ware.
Painted on polished shell (typical of items crafted in the Naples area) and set in a frame of brass with decorative Fleur de Lis additions, it has a small double ball chain and heart shaped shield pendant hanging below.
Measuring 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" (including the chain drop) it has the original C clasp, dating it to pre 1900, and a slightly bent pin.
Although there must have been many of these brooches made I have never seen another like it and the Antique condition is good.
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