This fabulous snarling tiger is glowing with lifelike translucent enamels in multiple shades of gold, orange, brown and black. The nostrils and tongue are accented with deep red enamel. Each eye is set with an old European cut diamond and the fangs grasp a third diamond. The stones are good quality, graded at I color, SI1 clarity. The pendant is deeply three-dimensional with superb detailing. The back is also stamped with Alling & Co.’s mark. Alling was manufacturer for leading retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Bailey, Banks Biddle and C.D. Peacock.
The back is ornately engraved “EBP From the Armour Boys/Sioux City, IA/June 1907.” Our research suggests that the “Armour Boys” were the owners of the meatpacking company Armour, and that “EBP” was Elizabeth Ann Brasker Plankinton, daughter of their partner in the company. One of Armour’s largest factories opened in Sioux City in 1907.
NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
- Origin: America, 1907.
- Condition: very, very good; some minor losses to enamel at high points (nose tip, ear tips, edges of fur) that do not detract from the overall appearance; all original.
- Dimensions: 1 3/32” wide x 1 1/8” tall (excluding bail and jump ring).
- Weight: 11.5 grams.
- Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .15 carat.