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Victorian Jewelry: VJ041

DRAGONíS CLAW: This Gothic themed pendant is hand carved in the form of a dragonís claw and ball. (c. 1840 - 1860) The carving is from a large piece of "angel-skin" coral, the rarest and most expensive of the corals used in Victorian jewelry. The Victorians had a special love for coral jewelry. Since Roman times it was believed to possess the power to ward off evil and danger. The dragon appears in the myths and legends of many cultures as a magical or divine guardian, making this pendant a particularly powerful talisman. Extremely detailed scaly carving on the claw makes wonderful use of the pink in the coral as it fades downward to end in a white ball. I think that this piece was originally a pin that was later changed to a pendant with 14KT gold findings. This is a most impressive and meaningful piece of glyphic art. Condition: Excellent. 2 1/2" long, 1" wide.

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