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Vintage 1930s Silver Lizard Silver Brooch, Silver

Vintage Art Deco 1920s silver lizard brooch featuring faceted marcasite stones over the body and legs. This life like brooch is set with bright red eyes. Marcasites are actually Pyrite also known as Fools Gold. It was used in jewellery due to it’s ability to catch the light, giving a diamond effect.   Lizard jewellery became very popular in the Victorian era and continued into the 1920s. The Victorians enjoyed novelty pieces which included many different types of animals.   SYMBOLISM Roman Symbol of Wedded Bliss   ERA Art Deco, 1920-1939   HALLMARKS 925 – Sterling Silver   MEASUREMENT The lizard measures 8.4cm / 3.3″ in length and 1.8cm / 0.7″ in width.   CONDITION The lizard is in good condition, there are two small stones missing.    SKU 5484 – Silver

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