Brilliantly rendered in 3D, a golden Giant Otter stands in a branchy pewter tone background. With a silky coat, wavy tail, and expressive face, he nearly comes to life! A rare necklace from the Endangered Species series by Napier, designed in the early 70’s...just as our Endangered Species Act came into being. (This big bold hip-hop necklace style also came around in the 70’s BTW.) A true statement piece for anyone who cares about endangered species, particularly South American otters!
Vintage mixed metals and crystals (the otter has two pretty pink eyes). Marked Napier. Pendant measures 2" tall by 3.5" wide; chain on either side measures 10" from clasp to top of pendant. Excellent condition.
The Giant River Otter (aka Great Otter), Pteronura brasiliensis, is still with us on Earth, although still endangered...much like this piece of jewelry.
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