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Victorian Jewelry: VJ098

DRAGON’S CLAW (Victorian Jewelry Carved Horn & Sterling Pendant ): Exotic and elegantly embellished, this Antique “Dragon Claw” Pendant is made of carved horn. The color striations are clearly visible throughout the length of the piece. Every scale on the dragon’s body, his claw feet and fiery-tongued mouth are hand carved with exquisite precision. Japanese carvers often used this dragon motif in items made for trade with the west. I would date this pendant as late Victorian to pre-WWI (1890-1910) The pendant top and claw tip are marked “925”, sterling silver. A fine piece of the orient that is as fresh today as when it was purchased. Claw & tusk jewelry are once again in fashion and the reproductions can’t match the original beauties. Condition: Excellent. Size: 2 3/4” long minus bale link, 7/8” wide at silver cap, claw curves to approximately 1 3/4” wide.  

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