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These pieces are often very rare and precious and typically have a lot of history associated with them because of their age.

In this 14K yellow gold Victorian brooch from 1890, two griffins take on a guarding posture with their hissing lion heads and clawed eagle hindquarters to protect the two cabochon cut opals. Opposing each other while being entangled by their tails, it's clear that these fighters will empower you during each challenge.

As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.


  • Condition: Excellent condition
  • Country of origin: Unknown
  • Style: Late Victorian / early Art Nouveau - The subject of this piece, although typical 19th Century, announces the coming of the Art Nouveau style
  • Period: ca. 1890
  • Source of inspiration: Mythology
  • Material: 14K yellow gold
  • Extra information: At the back there is a big hook on which a pendant, watch or end of long chain can be attached to
  • Precious stones: Two cabochon cut opals
  • Hallmarks: remains of a 14K mark
  • Dimensions: width 3,25 cm (1,28 inch)
  • Weight: 5,50 gram (5,50 dwt)
Donated by
A Friend of Finado

Item #P77722

  • In condition as donated.
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