This is a lovely vintage Italian portrait brooch that can also be worn as a pendant. It is hand painted and framed in 800 silver (a lower grade than sterling) and the filigree frame is set with small coral colored glass stones. The portrait is in the style of a renaissance portrait of a lady in profile, dressed in red with a gauzy headdress.
It measures about 1 3/8 inches by 1 inch and it is in lovely condition. It fastens with a rollover safety catch and there is a bail at the top if you want to wear it on a chain.