• Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch
  • Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch

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Art Deco 1920s Marcasite Lizard Silver Brooch

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Details

Art Deco 1920s silver lizard brooch featuring stunning faceted marcasite stones over the body and legs. This life like brooch is set with bright orange eyes. Marcasites are actually Pyrite also known as Fools Gold. It was used in jewellery due to its 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

 

MEASUREMENT

The lizard measures 9cm / 3.5" in length and 3.2cm / 1.2" in width.

 

CONDITION

Excellent.

 

SKU

5429

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