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Antique Silver Heart Reliquary of Saint Cajetan and Saint Donato, 18th Century.

Antique Silver Heart Reliquary of Saint Cajetan and Saint Donato, 18th Century.

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Heart-shaped silver reliquary, which we date from the mid-18th century, with notable patina of time, this reliquary has the initials "S. Cayetano" engraved on one side and, with a little more difficulty in distinguishing, possibly " S.Donato" to the other.

Saint Cajetan, known as the patron saint of work and the unemployed, was a 16th century Italian priest. He founded the religious order of the Theatines and dedicated his life to serving the poor and needy, being recognized for his deep devotion and charity.

Saint Donatus, on the other hand, was a 4th century Italian bishop known for his bravery and dedication to the Christian faith during times of persecution. He is revered as the patron saint of several cities and professions, including bricklayers and potters.

The heart shape not only serves as a tribute to divine love and compassion, but also acts as a sacred receptacle that houses the spiritual presence of revered saints. Every detail, from the delicate filigree to the gentle curvature of the heart, reflects the meticulous craftsmanship of the era in which it was created.
Although the interior may show signs of wear due to the passage of time, its value as a piece of devotion and religious art remains undeniable.

Characteristics:
Measures:
It has a length of 5 cm and a width of approximately 3.5 cm.
Weight: 21.11 grams

Composition:
**Made in silver, we found no stamps, we performed the acid test.
Look at the photos very carefully.

We love the patina of time, but if you don't like it you can spend a little time cleaning it and it will be perfect.

Do not hesitate to request all the extra information you need, we will be happy to assist you.

See the photos to get your own impression. Please note that photographs were taken under artificial light, so colors may differ. If color is important to you, please request additional photos in natural light to get closer to the true color.

All the items we sell have their own personality, they are not new, they are unique pieces and some may have wear or imperfections due to the passage of time. All items are shipped with their patina, we let each person decide if they want to remove it.

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