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Noble Lion Pendant, very heavy, solid sterling silver lion’s head and chain set with sunstone eyes. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Noble Lion Pendant, very heavy, solid sterling silver lion’s head and chain set with sunstone eyes. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Regular price £405.00 GBP
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This piece will be hand made to order in the United Kingdom, please allow me up to 30 days to complete it.

With this piece I have tried my hardest to present a very regal portrait of this majestic, king of the beasts. Worldly wise, hardened by life’s struggles and at the peak of its physical power.
The lion symbol has adorned the battle flags and coats of arms of rulers and leaders throughout history. It traditionally symbolises courage, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valour. In the Bible, lions symbolize God, while in many native African cultures, lions feature heavily in mythology and are often spirit messengers. The lion held a privileged status in ancient Egypt, regarded as the fiercest warrior in the wild and a symbol of both danger and protection. A lion-headed figurine, carved in Europe during the Ice-Age, is one of the oldest-known sculptures in the world.

This sterling silver lion measures 3.5cm, or a little under one and a half inches wide. It weighs approximately 59g (which is slightly more than two ounces), or approximately 85g (or three ounces) including the solid silver chain, and has eyes made from natural sunstones.
It was hand carved from wax which had a mould taken from it. It was then cast in solid silver and given a hallmark by the assay office to prove that it is silver. To emphasize the details of the carving, the silver lion was given an antique appearance by oxidising and then satin finishing the pendant. The whole piece was then coated with a layer of clear lacquer to help preserve the colouration. The silver lion has been hung from a very sturdy 22 inch long solid silver chain. This pendant is supplied in its own gift box.

 

Please allow up to 30 days for this piece to be made for you.

Wearing a piece of Adrian Ashley’s jewellery identifies you as someone who can appreciate handmade goods and fine craftmanship.

I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly. All pieces are handmade in a small workshop in the English countryside and shipped to collectors across the world.

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