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Winged Serpent and Pearl Stickpin

Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

The Gargoyle

A winged serpent warily clutches a small pearl.  This little fellow is richly detailed and oozes menacing charm.  The perfect miniature gargoyle to keep demons and goblins from your tie, lapel or hat.  Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.

Fin de siècle jewelers delighted in creating fantastic creatures.  A golden menagerie of dragons,  winged serpents, basilisks and griffins graced the jewels of the era.  This finely crafted stickpin was created by Whiteside & Blank, a maker of elegant stickpins and other jewels during the 1890s and into the early decades of the following century.

The reverse of the stickpin (pictured below) is as finely crafted as the front.  Note the strong pin stem that attaches to the solid back of the serpent with a sturdy collet.  To the left of the pin stem "14k" is stamped for the purity of the gold.

Cost:  $485

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 7/16" in length and weighs 2.5 grams.  The winged serpent is  5/8" tall and  7/16" wide.

Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

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