Featured Pendant Creature

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by kardinalisimo, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    7BF7777B-A337-4A88-8102-35B04C31973D.jpeg 0E8D7AF7-75A9-439A-87D2-FEC28B7D1957.jpeg Any idea where this may be coming from?
     
  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Jester on a gryphon????? I think it came from someone's fertile imagination. Unless it's from a really bad fever hallucination.
     
  3. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    F655B374-4740-49C1-8360-DBE56654BC08.jpeg 6D3041C3-5587-429B-AC15-93087F2A5101.jpeg A24E40E7-32BC-4F21-AAD9-65C44F7C93FD.jpeg No visible wings.
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It looks like a ca 1930-50 copy of an Austro-Hungarian Renaissance Revival piece.
    The copies were generally made in Southern Germany, although never with the usual gilding and/or enamel or stones the originals would have. They often have those 'worn' faces.
    The back of yours indicates a late example, and not by Blachian, the most famous maker. Love the chain.
    They are collectors item in their own right now, although never as valuable as the real deal.

    This is one of my 1930s copies, st George and the dragon by Blachian, also 'just' silver and a worn face:

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  5. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great info.
    No marks on mine and have not tested for silver. If solid, what fineness it could be?
    I’m curious to find what is mine piecr depicting?
    Chain by the way sticks to magnet.
     
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Pity about the chain, it is still nice though. I take it the pendant doesn't stick to magnet?
    Either 800, 835, 900, or 925. Quite a range.
     
  7. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Yep, pendant luckily not magnetic :)
     
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  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

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    That this photo exists... well, it is the perfect demonstration of the internet being simultaneously awesome and useless.

    Sorry, I do not know what your beastie is (other than a bit scary) -- as you hint, the lack of wings is problematic for most mythologies.
     
  9. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Possibly a jester - gryphon-like animals were used in a lot of heraldry...

    No wings, but he does appear to be "flying". How else would a chicken headed horse get around?
     
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  10. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    That'd be awk!ward

    :)
     
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