Get ready to roar with this wonderful '70s vintage gold leaf like Lion's head encased in a free formed Lucite pendant suspended from a triple link gold tone chain. Possibly an astrological piece, associated with the sign of Leo. Fierce, finely detailed face displays textured mane, brows, pierced eyes and open mouth with razor sharp teeth. The original large looped bail coordinates beautifully with the pendant. A triple link chain (embossed center ring, flanked with smooth rings) secures with spring ring clasp. We believe the Monet chain is from the same era, although it may have been an add-on. The pendant is not signed. The marriage is perfect.
The pendant with bail measures approximately 3 5/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches with a 1/2 inch thickness. Chain is about 29 inches long. Weight of the necklace is approximately 122 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. Clear Lucite pendant is free from chips, nicks, cracks. scuffs, abrasions, It does have that wonderful age appropriate patina -- a soft, mellowed tint. Since it is encased, the lion's head presents as created. All gold tone finish intact on front and back of lion's head, bail and chain. All links secure. Clasp secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The pendant / bail are not signed. The chain is signed "MONET" on the clasp. We believe the chain is the correct vintage, although the pendant and chain may have been an arranged marriage. Circa early-mid 1970s.
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