Victorian silver and silver gilt brooch/pendant and earring suite circa 1890, featuring the winged lion of St Mark in silver gilt. Pendant/brooch with a locket back. Later shepherds hook earring fittings.
The winged lion symbol is associated with St. Mark according to ancient legend, while taking refuge from a storm in the city of Venice, Mark was visited in a dream by an angel in the form of a winged lion.
Measurements: Pendant/Brooch: 6.7cm x 3.7cm. Earrings: 4.5cm x 2.1cm