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Alling Dragon and Pearl Stickpin

Alling & Co. dragon and pearl stickpin. (J9081)

Alling Dragon!

A fantastic winged creature with the head of a lion and body of a serpent coiled around a pearl. A nice example of the Victorian fascination with mythological and invented creatures.  The stickpin is beautifully detailed.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1890.

This miniature jewel was created by Alling & Company, a maker of fine stickpins, cufflinks and other jewels from 1843 to 1915.  The firm created jewelry for Tiffany & Company, Starr & Marcus and other fine jewelers of the day.  The Alling & Company maker's mark, a shamrock with "14" and "A" on the petals is stamped on the reverse of the lion-serpent.

The stickpin is beautifully crafted and richly detailed.  The reverse is pictured below.  Note how the sturdy pin stem is securely attached to the solid gold back.

Cost:  Although this elegant stickpin has sold,  you will find many more
fine stickpins in the Antique Stickpin Gallery.

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 3/8" long and weighs 1.5 grams.  The coiled serpent-lion measures  1/2" by 9/16".

Alling & Co. dragon and pearl stickpin. (J9081)

Alling & Co. dragon and pearl stickpin. (J9081)

Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Brassler amethyst and diamond stickpin. (J9539) Fierce lion with diamond stickpin. (J9467) Whiteside & Blank Classic Revival stickpin with peridot. (J9001)

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