Art Deco Huge 14kt, Ivory & Enameled Figa Fist Pendant
A Figa is a symbol worn around the world to attract good luck to the person wearing it. It's depicted by a single clenched fist and can be made of metal, wood, stone or ivory and is traditionally thought to bring good luck only if it is given as a gift.
A spectacular carved ivory Figa pendant from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous hand carved piece is particularly large in size and wonderfully detailed. The ivory arm extends long and is topped with a 14kt yellow gold cap that has a textured surface and a twisted wirework border. At the wrist rests an enameled buckle bracelet that is made of 14kt yellow gold. The bracelet moves slightly and is deep red in color with textured detail underneath the enameling. The clenched hand is also wearing a single gold ring. It hangs from a large oval-shaped bail that is marked "14K". It would look fabulous hanging from a long gold chain and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ivory Figa pendant hangs approximately 4 5/8" long, is a little more than 3/4" at the widest point and 5/8" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the ivory pendant is excellent. There is a very small chip at one of the bends in the fingers in the ivory and some damage on the underside of the bracelet. The chip in the enameled bracelet is not noticeable when the piece is worn.