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Antique Masonic Shriner 10K Gold & Sterling Lapel Pin with Real Claws

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This is a Fantastic Antique 10K Gold & Sterling Silver Masonic Shriner lapel pin (Circa 1900). When the Shrine was established in 1870 the adopted symbol consisted of a sphinx head framed by two Bengal tiger claws in the shape of a crescent, a scimitar sword and a red jeweled star. In the 1800s and early 1900s it was acceptable and fashionable to make jewelry using real animal parts, such as teeth and claws. In this fashion, this pin was constructed with two real big cat claws set in 10K gold. The front of the pin features a carved sphinx face framed with a blue and white enameled headdress. The back features a beautiful Sterling Silver Pyramid and Urn in relief. The center charm is a double star enameled in blue with the word ALLAH. All of this then hangs from a sterling silver scimitar sword pin that has 10K gold handle and drop accents. The handle is again wonderfully hand chased and engraved with fantastic detail.

The high quality craftsmanship of this pin really speaks to a bygone era in fraternal jewelry. They absolutely don't make them like this anymore.

It is unmarked, but all gold parts test as 10K gold and the sword as sterling silver. It weighs 11.46g and measures ~1-5/8" (41mm) across the sword, 1-3/8" (34mm) across the claws, and has a hanging length of 1-13/16" (46mm). It is in excellent condition.

This would make an excellent gift for any Noble Shriner!

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Antique Masonic Shriner 10K Gold & Sterling Lapel Pin with Real Claws


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: 10K gold, claws, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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