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Victorian Lion-Serpent Brooch

Victorian lion-serpent brooch. (J9079)

Lion-Serpent and Pearl!

A Victorian chimera brooch with the head of a lion, feathered mane of an eagle and body of a serpent.  The twisting form of the lion-serpent appears to be devouring a pearl-set flower bound to its tail.  A wonderful example of the Victorian fascination with fantastic and mythological creatures.  Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1890.


Victorian lion-serpent brooch. (J9079)

The brooch is beautifully crafted.  Note the sturdy "C" clasp and pin stem.  A chatelaine hook allows a watch or drop pendant to be suspended beneath the brooch.  The beauty of Victorian jewels is matched by the care with which they were designed and crafted.


Close-up of Carter, Howe maker's mark. (J9079)

This brooch was created by Carter, Howe & Company (predecessor to Carter, Gough), a maker of beautiful brooches, cufflinks and other jewels during the decades around 1900.  The firm's mark, an arrowhead surrounding a "C", is found on the clasp.  The left side of the clasp is stamped "14K" for the purity of the gold.

Name:  Lion-Serpent and Pearl

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This Victorian brooch is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and weighs 4.0 grams.   It measures 7/8" tall by just over 1 1/4" wide.


Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Art Nouveau brooch of woman. (J9316)Art Nouveau sapphire stickpin. (J9309)Antique serpent and wings stickpin. (J9003)



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