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Winged Serpent and Pearl Stickpin

Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

The Gargoyle



A menacing winged lion with the body of a serpent greedily clutches a small pearl.  This finely detailed miniature gargoyle is perfect for keeping demons and other malefactors away from one's lapel or tie.  Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold circa 1900.

Late Victorian and early 20th century jewelers delighted in creating a menagerie of  fiery dragons, winged serpents, griffins and other chimera.  The jewels of the era were as imaginatively populated with fantastic creatures as any Medieval bestiary.  This fierce stickpin is a particularly captivating example.

The reverse of the stickpin (photo below) is as beautifully crafted as the front.  Note the strong pin stem that attaches to the 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:  $465

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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