Antique French Vermeil & Paste Ruby Griffin Brooch

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  • Regular price $950.00

According to Greek myth, the griffin was a creature with a lion's body attached to the head, wings, and claws of an eagle. Blessed with the speed, flight, and penetrating vision of the eagle and the strength, courage, and majesty of the lion, the griffin combines the symbolic qualities of both the lion and the eagle. It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord of the earth.

This antique French brooch is crafted in vermeil, a technique where a thin layer of gold is layered over silver. With a crimped-set red paste eye gleaming fiercely at you, he is hard to resist! We love the hook at the reverse, perfect for hanging a dangler-perhaps a blood-red garnet drop? However you choose to wear this beast, he's a charming gift for anyone who loves mythology, fantasy, and magical creatures!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 1.5"

Weight: 4.1 grams

Materials: Vermeil, Paste Ruby

Metal: Vermeil (gold over silver)

Marks: None

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear