Oh the detail! From the artistically furled brow to fine wrinkles along their noses, these expressive snarling lions have old world style and oh so much personality. The doorknocker has a flourish at the bottom - and the most charming soft clicking sound as you move. Brilliantly designed, even the back side of their heads have a furry pattern. All this stunning detail is packed into a lion the size of your fingertip. When you wear these light comfortable friends you'll receive endless compliments. A very favorite find made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1980's.
Vintage gold plated silver or pewter. Marked MMA, 1982. Measures approximately .5" wide and 1" long. Very good condition. Exceptional quality. Shown in bright and low light. Matching stick pin available.
The massive "King of the Jungle" has no predators but faces many challenges to existence, like habitat loss and poaching for parts. Way back in ancient times, lions roamed Europe through Africa and Asia. Today their range is limited to sub-Saharan Africa and one small population in the Gir Forest of India.
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