Rare Art Nouveau 10K Gold Griffin Seed Pearl Watch Pin Brooch
Rare Art Nouveau era 10K gold griffin and seed pearl watch pin pendant. Watch pins and stick pins featuring chimera or griffin-like creatures were quite popular and produced by most of the fine American jewelry manufacturing companies around the turn of the 20th century.
This elegant and unusual griffin/dragon pin is finely crafted. Small seed pearls accent the body. It is unmarked, but acid tests for 10K gold.
The pin measures 1" tall by approx. 1-3/8" wide. Total weight is 2.7 grams. It has a hook at the bottom of the brooch that was once used to hang a chatelaine or watch. Pin is in excellent condition with no missing pearls.
A lovely early piece!