An antique Medusa cameo by Benedetto Pistrucci, circa 1844. Layered agate cameo head of the Medusa facing front, eyes cast downwards, mouth pursed in a bitter expression, hair standing out stiffly parallel with the wings at the top of the head. The oval face is framed within five pairs of snakes coiled into spirals terminating in heads hissing outwards amidst the locks of heir: two tails are knotted beneath the chin. Signed PISTRUCCI, for Benedetto Pistrucci.
Gold and Diamond Winged Horse Brooch Winged horse brooch in 18k yellow gold and the wings in platinum set with diamonds, holding a carved coral rose in its mouth. By Simone Vaillant, American, ca. 1950.
uperb late Victorian era convertible necklace pendant / diamond brooch with a typical Griffon / Griffin or also called Gryphon design. The pendant / brooch depicts an open winged flying griffin with a sparkling round brilliant cut diamond in its mouth.
A jadeite jade and diamond set bangle, by Arthur & Bond Designed as a coiled dragon, the scaled body set with four jade cabochons and holding a jade bead in its mouth, with old-cut diamond eyes, the inside of the hoop with inscription, dated 1915, inner diameter 6.0cm Maker's mark A & B for Arthur & Bond. Estimate: 3,900 - 5,460 USD (London)
Empress Wu Dragon Ring. Incredible piece of workmanship. Ring made by Wendy Brandes. Just fabulous. Dragon ring holding lapis lazuli globe in its mouth. All of you who go to Radcon, Sakura Con or Norwescon with me are SO GOING TO WANT THIS RING. The eyes are diamonds! Let me tell you right now that poverty is overrated. I would love to buy this ring! :-) Oh well. At least we can look at it!