This rare DeNicola necklace from the l960s features a deliciously playful lion that is created with coral-colored bakelite, dark green enamel and clear rhinestones. Surrounding our whimsical lion's head is a gold-plated halo of sun rays, each one accented with a rhinestone. His paws are holding a sparkling rhinestone star, while his gold-plated feet are standing on what some people have interpreted as the symbol of Leo the Lion, but, in my opinion, could be almost anything --an inverted "U" or a snake. I'll leave it to your imagination. A fabulous example of figural jewelry, the necklace measures 22" in length; the lion itself, 2 1/4" in length; 1 1/4" in width. Signed "DeNicola" on the reverse side.