The Elegant Cufflink, the sea devil stickpin experts. (J9491) The Elegant Cufflink home page Antique and Vintage Jewelry Galleries Antique and Vintage Stickpin Gallery Purhasing an estate jewel.

Sea Demon Stickpin

Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)

Sea Demon

A fierce demon with a distinctly amphibious look snarls with sharp, menacing fangs. A small sea-blue sapphire is set as the creature's eye and pearls decorate the fin-like protrusions on the top and back of its head. This finely detailed stickpin was crafted in 14kt gold in the years around 1900.

Late Victorian and Art Nouveau jewelers had a thing for fantastic creatures.  A golden menagerie of griffins, sea monsters, dragons, demons, serpents and countless other chimera populated the jewels of the era.  This stickpin is an especially fine example.

The reverse of the stickpin is as finely crafted as the front (see photo below).  Note the solid back and the sturdy collet which anchors the pin stem.  Just beneath the collet the stickpin is stamped "14K"  for the purity of the gold.  The gold mark is partially obscured by the pin stem.

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 5/8" long and weighs 1.9 grams.  The demon is  5/8" tall and  1/2" wide.

Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)

Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)

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

Victorian reverse intaglio terrier stickpin. (SP9607) Art Nouveau amethyst stickpin (J9430). Art Deco Egyptain Revival Stickpin (J9517).

Antique Jewelry Gallery     Antique Stickpin Gallery

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, I can be reached at
978 525-8951  or

Or, if you prefer snail mail, my postal address is:

Arthur Anderson
PO Box 1448
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

© Copyright Arthur Anderson
2019  -  2024 All Rights Reserved