Lee Sands Vintage Lion Pendant Necklace With Shell Inlays
Hawaiian artist Lee Sands vintage lion pendant made with shell inlays and published "book piece." (Unsigned Beauties, by Marcia Brown, pg 179.) Faux pearls and gold tone beads are juxtaposed with unique organically shaped beads. This is a statement necklace and then some. Great addition to costumes.
27 1/2" long including 3 1/2" pendant.
Bitchin Retro Notes: This necklace is in average to very good vintage condition, has been thoroughly cleaned and the pendant preserved with a museum grade wax. The faux pearls show some minimal nacre wear, as seen thru a loupe, but difficult to see without magnification. There is a hairline crack in one of the shell inlays just adjacent to the lion's mouth. It can be seen up close, but would be hard to see at a conversational distance. Please see photos. One other note - our software erases background color, and in some photos the space between the pearl loops did not get adjusted. What you may be seeing was the original bluish background showing thru. We left one photo left completely with the original background so that you can see the difference.
Vintage jewelry is rarely perfect. We will do our best to note any obvious flaws, but flea bites, and small scratches are to be expected. Please view all photos with zoom to see characteristics of this listing, and note the measurements provided, as we use a telephoto lens to show as much visual detail as we can. This may enhance size perception. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos.
Excellent = very little to no visible wear, though minimal flea bites/scratches may be seen thru a loupe or magnification.
Very Good = normal wear and tear typical for the age which can be seen up close, as well as flea bites/scratches seen thru a loupe.
Average = significant wear seen with and without a loupe. We will note specifics and provide photos.
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