14kt Egyptian Revival Tiger's Claws Pendant, King Tut, Sphinx, Turquoise, Lapis, , York, PA, 1900's
14kt Egyptian Revival King Tut Tiger Claws Pendant - this is two claws capped in 14kt gold with a carved King Tut/Sphinx image or Carved red stone face with inlaid turquoise and lapis lazuli stripes. It has a gold back that is engraved Kathryne Hostetter, York, PA on it with a pyramid and an image of a lamp with a single star - perhaps this could be the Order of the Eastern Star as I did see some Masonic pieces similar. It is 6.18 grams and 1-3/8" tall and 1.25' wide. The gold capping the claws and the decorative piece of the center does test as 14kt gold - there may have been something hanging from under the center area beneath the King as the gold on that center area is plated and looks like something may have been attached there (I did see a similar one with a single star and diamond hanging). This is a rare piece and has a history. This is pre 1950's, earlier 1900's. I've seen similar ones but not an exact match and priced higher than this piece. I do not like seeing animal claws in jewelry but occasionally I get pieces as lots. This was made at a time when the laws did not forbid it - I do not condone animal poaching however this is a somewhat historical style piece and destroying it would make no sense. I would no purchase a newly made piece. This came from PA. Lot. Loc. W.12.118.12X LD 12/17/18.
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