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Art Nouveau Chimera Stickpin

Art Noveau fiery chimera stickpin. (J9474)

Fiery Dragon

A fierce dragon with a fiery red eye and a curling tail of flame-like acanthus leaves perches atop a finely sculpted Art Nouveau stickpin created by Carter, Howe & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

The jewelers of the Art Nouveau era created striking jewels embracing themes of beauty, fantasy and nature.  Fantastic beasts - dragons, griffins and other chimera - where a particularly favored theme among jewelry makers and wearers of the period.

This stickpin is beautifully crafted with a sturdy pin securely attached to the back.  To the left of the pin stem is stamped "14K" for the purity of the gold and the maker's mark of Carter, Howe & Company (an arrowhead enclosing a small "C").  Carter, Howe was a maker of elegant stickpins and other fine jewels in the years around 1900.

Cost:  $425

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 3/8" in length and weighs 2.3 grams.  The top measures 9/16" by just over 1/2".

Art Noveau fiery chimera stickpin. (J9474)

Art Noveau fiery chimera stickpin. (J9474)

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