Antique stickpin with a lion's head with enameled moons and stars in gold. This striking, unusual stickpin features a lion's head with open mouth and bared teeth; red cabochon eyes; and detailed snout, whiskers, and mane. The head is surrounded by three crescent moons in yellow and black, outlined and accented with gold stars.
The lion acid tests as 10k gold. The back of the plaque is marked GOLD. The pin is gold colored metal.
The head of the stickpin measures about 1/2" around. The entire stickpin is 2-1/2" and the stem is bent at the bottom. The enamel looks very good with no losses, only expected gentle wear, and one eye is chipped.