Offering you this STUNNING hard to find Dominique Lions Head brooch or pendant, designed by Dominique De Toro. The face has two emerald stones for his eyes. The out line of his face has amber or topaz colored stone. The mouth has topaz colored stones. The whole head of lion has a braided gold tone chain around the face and the the mane has individual strands of rope like chain. Dominic made jewelry for Weiss and Eisenberg in the 50s and used the same techniques to manufacture his own. This piece is high quality and craftsmanship. He is known for large rhinestone collar and bib necklaces, which are quite popular with collectors. DeToro's most famous and avidly collected pieces, however, are his Christmas tree pins, which have appeared in a number of books devoted to collectible holiday jewelry. The earliest Dominique pieces were unsigned, He began signing his jewelry in the early 1990s and retired from the jewelry business in 2010. Measurement 3" x 3" face only and with mane spread out 5 inches. Condition great. Has a loop snake chain that is provided. Pin and clasp tight. All stones present and prong set. Can be seen on pg. 213 RHINESTONE JEWELRY BY, Marcia BROWN.
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