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EXOTIC TRIBUTE TO THE EMPRESS OF INDIA ( Victorian Jewelry Tiger Claw Pendant ): One of the many seemingly odd Victorian traits was their unending appetite for exotic jewelry from exotic places. This wonderful English gold-mounted tiger claw slide pendant illustrates the rage for items from India. In 1876 Victoria was proclaimed the Empress of India, so it is not surprising that Mogul jewelry and elaborately set tiger claws made their appearance. The "Great White Hunters" made their mark on fashion -- jewelry and other small objects were frequently sent home as momentos of their hunting expertise. This three claw 9KT gold pendant is actually dated 1876. (The date on the back reads 6-19-76.) The front of the pendant is set with four turquoise cabochon stones and an elaborately engraved decorative monogram. The 30" gold chain has a gold ball slide. A set of Tiger Claw Jewelry is illustrated on Page 31 of Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd Edition. Try to picture the Victorian lady who received this trophy. Exotic indeed! Condition: Excellent. A natural drying of the 125 year old claws. Pendant size: 2 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide. Chain 30" long.

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