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Fierce Lion and Diamond Stickpin

A fierce lion with diamond stickpin. (J9131)

Regal Lion!


A regal lion grasps a shimmering diamond in his mouth and stares menacingly with fiery, dark red eyes (likely garnets or rubies).  The lion is beautifully sculpted with finely detailed whiskers and a flowing mane.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.

The late Victorians delighted in a teeming menagerie of exotic and fantastic creatures.  Lions, dragons, basilisks and owls embellished stickpins and other small jewels of the period.  This stickpin was created by Link & Angell, a maker of fine stickpins, cuff links and other jewels founded in 1871.

The reverse of the stickpin (pictured below) is as nicely crafted as the front. The maker's mark of Link & Angell - an "L", "&" and "A" enclosed in three links of a chain - is stamped of the reverse beneath the gold purity mark "14K".  These marks are partially hidden behind the pin stem.

Cost:  Although this elegant stickpin has sold,  you will find many more beautiful stickpins in the Antique Stickpin Gallery.

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 1/4" long and weighs 1.7 grams.  The regal lion measures just over  9/16" by  7/16".

A fierce lion with diamond stickpin. (J9131)


A fierce lion with diamond stickpin. (J9131)


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

Egyptian Revival stickpin set with a luminous pearl. (J9033)Brassler Citrine and Pearl stickpin. (J9113)Alling basilisk and pearl stickpin. (J9025)



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