Art Deco 10kt Authentic Tiger Claw + Bow and Arrow Motif Pendant
Tiger claw jewelry became popular during the British colonization of India during the Victorian period. This period was known as the British Raj (Hindi for 'rule'). The pieces were produced to appeal to the British travelers as souvenirs with an Indian flare. This craft is now banned which makes the older pieces very collectible.
A stunning tiger claw pendant from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! The pendant is comprised of an authentic tiger claw, which is set in a smoothly polished 10kt white gold cap. Resting on the front of the cap is a bow and arrow motif, decorated with a textured handle, fletching, and bowstring to create a wonderfully realistic appeal. Attached to the top is a simple round bail, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain, and stamped on the back is "10K" and "KFB." This fabulous pendant is a wonderful example of tiger claw jewelry and would make an incredible addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 1 3/4" long, and measures about 7/8" wide and 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The tiger claw is intact and securely set. The bail is secure and in good working condition. There appears to be prior repair work done on the claw to seal the edge and prevent it from splitting.