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Silver & Marcasite Lizard Brooch



A beautifully made silver lizard brooch set with graded marcasite (iron pyrites) It was most likely made in Austria in the 1930-1940 period when this type of novelty brooch was popular. Lizards of all kinds have a long history representing good luck. In Ancient Greece and Rome lizards also symbolised wisdom and good fortune.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginRetro (1940s), Possibly Austrian
MeasurementsWidth 2 cm
Length 6 cm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksA 835 ( for silver )
ProvenancePossibly Austrian