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Vintage Toliro 18kt Gold Diamond and Enameled Tiger Pin Back Brooch

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Vintage Visions. "Tiger, tiger, burning bright. In the forests of the night." --William Blake

This is one blazing glory of a tiger brooch. 18kt Italian yellow and white gold, signed Toliro. 12 single-cut white diamonds outline the tiger's fearful maw. His eyes appear to be tiny ruby cabochons.. He is vividly striped in enamel and lacquer. And watch out for this tiger's claws! They are truly sharp. Almost as sharp as the twin-pronged pin on the reverse.

I have been researching this piece for some time and have only found one other example of this particular unknown artist's work and that was a lion's head brooch. By owner's report, we are dating this pin from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.

Some dimensions: The tiger measures 3-1/2 inches long and approximately 1-3/8 inches from shoulder to left paw. He weighs 34.02 grams. Of this amount, we estimate that .44 grams is made up of the weight of the gemstones, the balance being the gold, enamels and lacquer. The pin lengths are 1-1/2 and 2 inches, both of which are capped.

Our tiger is not without his "condition issues!" A segment of his tail and rear haunches are missing their lacquer coating and some of its enameling stripes; we have adjusted his price downward to reflect these flaws. Still, for a collector of these rare figural brooches, he is a prize catch.

I will ship this your way the next business day via insured USPS priority mail with a tracking ID number. Signature confirmation is required at delivery. Ships to verified U.S. street addresses only.

Restrictions (The Fine Print):

1. Ships within 48 hours of Etsy's confirmation of collected funds.

2. Direct checkout with credit card or PayPal payment (no e-checks, personal checks, or money orders, please).

3. No returns. Be certain first; I will take and share as many photos as you need to help in your decision process. Just ask.
Vintage Visions. "Tiger, tiger, burning bright. In the forests of the night." --William Blake

This is one blazing glory of a tiger brooch. 18kt Italian yellow and white gold, signed Toliro. 12 single-cut white diamonds outline the tiger's fearful maw. His eyes appear to be tiny ruby cabochons.. He is vividly striped in enamel and lacquer. And watch out for this tiger's claws! They are truly sharp. Almost as sharp as the twin-pronged pin on the reverse.

I have been researching this piece for some time and have only found one other example of this particular unknown artist's work and that was a lion's head brooch. By owner's report, we are dating this pin from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.

Some dimensions: The tiger measures 3-1/2 inches long and approximately 1-3/8 inches from shoulder to left paw. He weighs 34.02 grams. Of this amount, we estimate that .44 grams is made up of the weight of the gemstones, the balance being the gold, enamels and lacquer. The pin lengths are 1-1/2 and 2 inches, both of which are capped.

Our tiger is not without his "condition issues!" A segment of his tail and rear haunches are missing their lacquer coating and some of its enameling stripes; we have adjusted his price downward to reflect these flaws. Still, for a collector of these rare figural brooches, he is a prize catch.

I will ship this your way the next business day via insured USPS priority mail with a tracking ID number. Signature confirmation is required at delivery. Ships to verified U.S. street addresses only.

Restrictions (The Fine Print):

1. Ships within 48 hours of Etsy's confirmation of collected funds.

2. Direct checkout with credit card or PayPal payment (no e-checks, personal checks, or money orders, please).

3. No returns. Be certain first; I will take and share as many photos as you need to help in your decision process. Just ask.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(124)
Reviewed by barbwire153
4 out of 5 stars
May 31, 2018
Arrived promptly,very nice pendant,chain not so much
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Reviewed by rpatton151
5 out of 5 stars
May 20, 2018
Love the color so beautiful, just what I wanted.Thank you
Matched Pair of 8mm Half Drilled Rhodonite Spheres Especially for Vicki

Reviewed by julianneschmidt
5 out of 5 stars
May 19, 2018
I requested a bracelet and earrings to go with a necklace I had purchased previously from this artist. She made the extra effort for this to be possible and I could not be more delighted. There is no comparison between handing a piece of jewelry to a cashier and having something custom made for you arriving in the mail, especially when the artist is as pleasant, helpful and talent as she. Definitely a favorite of mine!
A Bracelet and Earrings Especially for Julianne

Reviewed by mermaiden57
5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2018
Very nice earrings, well made. Fast shipping!
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Vintage Toliro 18kt Gold Diamond and Enameled Tiger Pin Back Brooch

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Gemstone: Ruby
  • Length: 3.5 Inches
  • Width: 1.375 Inches
  • Material: Gold
  • Feedback: 124 reviews
  • Favorited by: 30 people
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