Victorian 14kt Diamond & Enamel Tiger Slide Necklace
An incredible conversion necklace from the Victorian era (ca1880) with a detailed tiger motif! Originally a Victorian slide, the enameled tiger head has been converted into a pendant that now hangs from a gold chain. Luscious hand-painted enamel detail covers the 3-dimensional tiger's face, including golden yellow and white fur striped with flecks of black. Its open snarling mouth reveals gold fangs, and an enameled red tongue inside. Two sparkling diamonds represent each of its eyes; a third diamond is set within its open mouth. Stamped on the back of the pendant is "14K." Completing the design is a simple gold cable chain that fastens with a spring ring clasp in the back. A wonderful example of antique conversion jewelry, this magnificent tiger necklace is a work of art that would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 14 1/2" long. The tiger slide pendant measures 3/4" wide, 1/2" tall, and 1/4" thick. The total weight of the piece is 8.1 grams.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold slide pendant or chain. The enamel remains in perfect condition, free of any chips or scratches. All three diamonds are intact and securely set. The spring ring clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.