Length approximately 2 7/8 inches (a little over 7cm). Description : Naturalistically modelled lizard or salamander. Modelled and finely engraved detail to gold feet and tip of tail. The rest of the body and head with a trellis of dark enamel, each cell or scale enclosing a bright green demantoid garnet. Eyes are rubies and forked tongue with red enamel edges.
The use of demantoid garnets is also indicative of this period. A safety chain with large gold safety pin not only adds to the security of the brooch, but indicates the value attributed to the lizard and adds an extra visual element.
Marks and Metal: Safety pin has two French owl hallmarks indicating 18k Gold of unknown origin. Pin has small hallmark that we do not recognise.
We bought the brooch in Paris and it has French hallmarks, but these do not indicate the origin of the jewel, which may be French, English or from another country. Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age. No losses to enamel were found. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers.We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Lizard Brooch Demantoid Garnet 18k Gold Enamel Ruby w Certificate (6879)" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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