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Georgian jewelry3 of 25GEORGIAN BLUE ENAMELED DIAMOND AND RUBIN GOLD RINGOne of my Georgian favourite rings
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Posted 1 year ago

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Agram.m
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Antique silver Austro Hungarian Gem Set St George and the Dragon pendant on silver Belcher Chain.

For me a stunning find and my second Austro Hungarian gem set.
A silver pendant chain with river seed pearls and a dangle silver little ball. Superb enamel work on silver with 2 small Sapphires one in front and one on the rear side, and also one small Rubin in front.
St George, with his sword drawn in dark blue enamel.
The fierce green enamel dragon with articulated moveable wings
Here the best......the Dragons wings move..they are held by 2 small Sapphires. Circa later 19th century-about 1870's.

In English folklore, St. George slew the mighty dragon. According to legend, a pagan town in Libya was being terrorized by a dragon. The locals kept throwing sheep to it to placate it, and when it still remained unsatisfied, they started sacrificing some of the citizenry. Finally, the local princess Sabra, daughter of the King, was to be thrown also to the beast, but good St. George came along, slaughtered the dragon and rescued the fair princess. At this, the townsfolk converted to Christianity. Some experts think the tale is based on the Greek myth of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster.

Good condition with just a bit of wear to the enamel
Approx. 1.2 by 2 inches long. Something special for REAL COLLECTORS OF ANTIQUE JEWELRY

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    mustangtony and nldionne thanks for your quick and nice loving
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Vetrai050 thanks for loving
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    nldionne thanks for your interest and loving
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    SEAN68 thanks for loving and attention
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Newtimes thanks for your attention and loving
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Bratjdd thanks for this special antique piece, it's nice you love it
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Love it, great representation !~
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, what a great compliment, thank you for that and of course for your interest and loving!!!
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Manikin thanks a lot for your loving and attention
  10. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
    What a piece of art!
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Freiheit, what a huge compliment thanks!. But indeed it is that's why I call this for the real collector of antique jewelry. This jewelry with this subject have already been made ??in the 16th century, as this jewel in the 19th century again made to the old examples. in the Austro-Hungarian kingdom
  12. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
    This piece has it all: great design, excellent workmanship, and a meaning/story. I really love it! :)
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Freiheit you're a sweetheart for such fine compliments, THANKS!

  14. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
    Thanks for your graceful reply:)
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Freiheit you're welcome!
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Toolate2 thanks for loving
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    BHock45 thanks for your interest and loving
  18. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Claudia1971 thanks for your interest and loving
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Aeon thanks for your interest and loving
  20. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 12 months ago
    An arresting piece!
  21. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    miKKo thanks for your liking, loving and compliment!

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