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Rose gold decorated antique tiger claw brooch

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is an antique rose gold tiger claw/nail brooch. The gold is marked with a Dutch leaf (see photo) which means 14K gold. From upper-left corner to bottom point is about 4 cm
This brooch I haven't because I think it's beautiful but these kind of jewelry belongs in a collection of antique jewelry in my opinion. Fortunately, the hunting of tigers today prohibited.
Certainly our remote ancestors made use of animal claws in their jewelry, but not too many examples have been prominent in Western culture in the last couple of centuries--particularly not in settings of high karat gold. A notable exception to this is "tiger claw" jewelry seen sometimes in the antique market and hotly pursued by collectors. During the British colonial period in India, the wild tigers which are, so rightly, strictly protected in today's world, were seen as vermin or a particularly threatening child. The "Sahibs" tiger hunts were, at least to read British-authored historical accounts, much encouraged and appreciated by the native population Jewelers set the claws in brooches, pendants and earrings.
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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
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    ROBinHawaii, thanks for your kind words and wishing you the same. I'll hope to "meet" you next year here on CW in a good health!
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    kerry10456 thanks for loving.
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    You're very welcome, always a pleasure to look over your treasures. They are always GREAT pieces.
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    Your commented loving but to day you stated, thanks.
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    wow! wonderful!
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    Ho2cultcha thanks for your interest, compliment and loving!

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