This is a smaller version of my very popular lions paw pendant. Made from solid sterling silver (this is not hollow), this pendant was completely made by hand.
The lions paw was a hugely popular motif in Victorian times and they appeared in many places, cutlery, plant pots, sugar tongs, door knockers etc.
The lions paw was said to act as protection for the wearer and a good luck emblem.
This is the smaller version of my lions paw and measures 30mm x 13mm including the bail ring.
The paw was oxidised with liver of sulphur and hand polished (this highlights the details and give it an antique feel.)
The paw is picture here with the smaller belcher chain in my shop (1.4mm). This is not included in this listing but can be bought separately in my shop (I always combine shipping).