18K French Art Nouveau Griffin Pendant Brooch - Signed


A fierce French Art Nouveau griffin sits with his wings spread wide, perched in the center of a stylized wreath, just waiting to swoop down! Beautifully symbolic of protection, courage and loyalty, this piece has been expertly fabricated in a warm 18k bloomed gold, and intricately sculpted on both sides. This remarkable piece can be worn as both a pendant or a brooch and even has a substantial bail at the base so that a pendant or charm can be suspended. Truly one of the largest and finest examples I've seen.

Measurements: 2 5/8" x 1 5/16"

Markings: signed Depose, numbered 388, French assay mark on c-clasp

Diamond: .15 carat old cut, bright and eye clean

Weight: 20.4 grams