Strength & Courage: Victorian Tiger Claw Pendant
The tiger claw as an amulet has a dual nature. When worn by man it symbolizes courage; when a woman sports a tiger claw it can demonstrate female strength and protection. During the Victorian era the English prized the claw of the ferocious Bengal tiger and had it set into a variety of jewelry items.
An imposing tiger claw of impressive proportions has been clad in a semi-jacket of 15k yellow gold. A golden cap sports intricate and ornate engraving and gold work fringe. The inside curve is covered with a scalloped saw tooth edge of gold which joins the tip also ensconced in gold embellished with metal work and a small golden orb.
Date: Circa 1880.
Measurements: 1-1/2 inches (3.7 cm) in length by 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) in total width. Top is 1-1/16 inches (2.7 cm) in width. Weight of 9.8 grams (6.3 dwt).
Hallmarks: 15 c.
Condition: Very good to excellent; natural variations to claw with darker lines (see photographs); formerly a brooch expertly converted to a pendant; some old traces of glue or adherent materials around cap and tip.
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