Huge Antique Enamel St George The Dragon Slayer Sterling Necklace Cobalt Enamel For Sale
HUGE ANTIQUE ENAMEL ST GEORGE THE DRAGON SLAYER STERLING PENDANT
This is an extremely large well carved image with lots of detail for its size
St George the Dragon Slayer
atop his beautiful white enameled horse
wearing his cobalt blue and blackenameled armour
with his spear impaling in the green enameled dragon's mouth.
In English folklore, St. George slew the mighty dragon.
According to legend, a pagan town in Libya was being terrorized by a dragon. The
locals kept throwing sheep to it to placate it, and when it still remained
unsatisfied, they started sacrificing some of the citizenry. Finally, the local
princess, Cleolinda, daughter of the King, was to be thrown also to the beast,
but good St. George came along, slaughtered the dragon and rescued the fair
princess. At this, the townsfolk converted to Christianity. Some experts think
the tale is based on the Greek myth of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea
Very heavy and very large
2 1/4" long and 1 1/2" across and 5/8" thick
Made in Germany
Free domesticUSPS priority shipping including insurance International buyers are very welcome Payment is due within 3 days of final offerding
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Huge Antique Enamel St George The Dragon Slayer Sterling Necklace Cobalt Enamel: $317