Tiger claw jewellery fascinated the Victorians becoming popular during the British colonization of India that started in 1858. This era became known as the British Raj, a period that saw some sublime examples of this now banned craft. Produced to appeal to the well heeled British traveler tiger claw jewelry is highly collectible today.
This authentic tiger claw pendant is an exquisite example, mounted in 15ct rosy gold which is engraved in a delightful floral and foliate pattern typical of the era. The claw is wonderfully shaded with dark feathering and it is decorated with a tiny gold bead adding to the ornamental charm. There are no marks on the claw encasement and it acid tests at 15 carat gold purity.
The pendant has a large gold soldered jump ring at the top and it suspends from a 15" fully hallmarked 9ct gold belcher chain.
Measurements: The pendant hangs 1-3/8" long, including the ring and 5/8" wide with a depth of 3.3mm. Total weight of the pendant and chain is 4.4 grams.
Condition: Excellent antique condition with minimal wear and no flaws. The bail is intact and securely attached. The claw shows some natural color and texture variation throughout, which is normal for a genuine rather than imitation claw.
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Victorian Indian Raj 15ct Gold Tiger Claw Pendant