These Victorian earrings showcase a beautifully enameled scene of the Lion of St. Mark, all crafted in 14K yellow gold. The highly detailed scene also depicts a women carrying a staff, perhaps a saint or a powerful historical figure. In her long dress, the woman figure holds a staff while the lion sits behind her. He has wings and a book in front of him. The lion is known as both a symbol for Saint Mark as well as for the city of Venice.
The gold has additional textured engraving throughout the front of the earrings. Originally, these were likely buttons that were converted into earrings. Worn with earring hooks.
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold (acid tested)
Weight: 6.2 grams
Measurement of Center Disc: 21.8 mm by 21.8 mm
Condition: In good antique condition with some surface wear consistent with age. There is a lead solder repair mark on the bottom seam of the earring. Not visible when worn but noticeable when you take them off and examine carefully. The enamel is all intact with no obvious chipping. These were likely old conversions from buttons.