Victorian Dragon Pendant, Antique Sterling Silver & Turquoise Necklace, St. George Sword Dagger Motif, Chimera, Griffon, Basilisk Pendant
Victorian Dragon Pendant, Antique Sterling Silver & Turquoise Necklace, St. George Sword Dagger Motif, Chimera, Griffon, Basilisk Pendant

Victorian Dragon Pendant, Antique Sterling Silver & Turquoise Necklace, St. George Sword Dagger Motif, Chimera, Griffon, Basilisk Pendant

Regular price
$275.00
Sale price
$275.00

Originally an antique Victorian chatelaine clip circa 1885, this sterling silver pendant features a dragon and sword motif drawn from the allegorical legend of St. George and the Dragon. Essentially it was faith in a higher power that killed the dragon, representative of any number of worldly evils, and this particular motif was quite popular in the 19th century for both its dramatic appeal as well as its symbolic reference to loyalty, fidelity and the proper moral standards. Measuring about 1 3/8" from top tip to bottom and 1 1/4" at the widest. Finished with antique textured sterling silver cable chain for a total length of approximately 18". The hilt of the sword is studded with turquoise cabochons, the gemstone symbolism underlining the message of protection and faith. A gracefully elegant composition with an amazing degree of realistic detail in the overlapped scales and outstretched wing of the beast. It's constructed in stamped and hand-finished layers, with each piece individually crafted then applied, giving the pendant beautiful depth and a rich three-dimensional aspect. In excellent condition. Not marked for metal content but acid tests to sterling silver. More Necklaces and Pendants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3 We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with delivery confirmation and insurance 2-3 business days Canada - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location