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Large Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick PinLarge Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick Pin

Dates to the mid-Victorian era, circa 1860.

Crafted in approximately 12 ct gold, which was a gold standard in the UK from 1854 to 1932. Not hallmarked, but carefully acid tested to be above 10K gold, but below 14K.

Bird of prey (eagle, hawk, etc…) talon motif, with the large detailed claw clutching a gold backed dark red natural garnet. The pear shaped stone measures approximately 17 mm by 11 mm and has rose-cut top facets.

The stickpin measures 3.34” from end to end, with a larger top portion that measures 1.16” by 0.52”. This piece weighs a very hefty 5.5 grams.

There is a small loop at the back top of the pin, which would have originally been attached to a safety chain and straight pin as a method to secure the piece from loss. After the advent of the safety clutch, the addition of the small loop was discountinued.

Condition is very good, with no alterations or repairs noted. The garnet does have wear to the facets, as well as fissures (cracks) on the surface and within the stone noted with a loupe.

Item ID: 2016-07-L


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, Size: N/A

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Large Antique Victorian Gold & Garnet Talon/Claw Stick Pin

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