In the form of the face of a lion cast in high relief, holding a ring in the gaping jaws, with protruding tongue, incised whiskers and fur, and radiating mane. Pierced for attachment in three places.
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall, facial features being very readable. Heavier patination on the attachment areas with traces of iron nails. Museum-quality custom mount.
Dimensions: Diameter: 11.43cm (4 1/2in); Ring Diameter: 8.26cm (3 1/4in); Height with Stand: 17.78cm (7in).
Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired from a London auction house in the 1960's