• Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch

1930s

Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch

£110.00 GBP

Details

Vintage Art Deco 1920s silver lizard brooch featuring faceted marcasite stones over the body and legs. This life like brooch is set with bright red eyes. Marcasites are actually Pyrite also known as Fools Gold. It was used in jewellery due to it's ability to catch the light, giving a diamond effect.

 

Lizard jewellery became very popular in the Victorian era and continued into the 1920s. The Victorians enjoyed novelty pieces which included many different types of animals.

 

SYMBOLISM

Roman Symbol of Wedded Bliss

 

ERA

Art Deco, 1920-1939

 

HALLMARKS

925 - Sterling Silver

 

MEASUREMENT

The lizard measures 8.4cm / 3.3" in length and 1.8cm / 0.7" in width.

 

CONDITION

The lizard is in good condition, there are two small stones missing. 

 

SKU

5484

 

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