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Sea Demon Stickpin

Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)

Sea Demon



A fierce demon with a distinctly amphibious look snarls with sharp, menacing fangs. A small sea-blue sapphire is set as the creature's eye and pearls decorate the fin-like protrusions on the top and back of its head. This finely detailed stickpin was crafted in 14kt gold in the years around 1900.

Late Victorian and Art Nouveau jewelers had a thing for fantastic creatures.  A golden menagerie of griffins, sea monsters, dragons, demons, serpents and countless other chimera populated the jewels of the era.  This stickpin is an especially fine example.

The reverse of the stickpin is as finely crafted as the front (see photo below).  Note the solid back and the sturdy collet which anchors the pin stem.  Just beneath the collet the stickpin is stamped "14K"  for the purity of the gold.  The gold mark is partially obscured by the pin stem.

Cost:  $545

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 5/8" long and weighs 1.9 grams.  The demon is  5/8" tall and  1/2" wide.


Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)


Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)


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