All the better to see you with, my dear! Piercing emerald-green eyes and silver teeth to eat you with bring to mind the big bad wolf...and the details on this Victorian piece are certainly to die for! A flowing mane and furrowed brow show that you mean business when you wear this tiny terror. A rare find, indeed, perhaps the only one of its kind.
Antique brass and silver metal with glass stones, on pin with C-clasp. Unmarked. Estimated late 1800's. Measures 1" across, .75" tall. Prong setting in mouth shows its age with a slight tilt and minor chips to stone. Gypsy-set eyes are bright and glowing. Delivered in black velvet box as shown.
Panthera leo persica is an Indian subspecies of the better-known African Lion. These endangered Asiatic Lions previously ranged from Turkey clear across Asia, however today they inhabit just one small protected area of India, the Gir Forest in Gujarat.
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