Double Tiger Claw Pendant & Nugget
A double tiger claw is paired with a nugget of solid yellow gold. Yin and yang, the claws have caps which are different. While both have a scalloped edge, one has a twisted wire wrap, the other a plain flat band of gold. At the time of crafting, gold nuggets representative of the American gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s were used in jewelry and found again in the later 20th century. The mount tests at over 18k of solid gold.
Condition: Very good; some variations to color and surface of the natural claws as expected; light overall wear to the gold commensurate with use and age.
Measurements: 1-3/8 inches (3.8 cm) in length including top bale and 1-3/16 inches (3 cm) without by 1-1/2 inches (3.6 cm) in width by ¼ of an inch (0.7 cm) in depth. Has a weight of 8.8 grams (5.7 dwt).
Date: Circa 1860 – 1870 and is British or Raj Indian in origin.