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The German shepherd, one of the rarest dogs to find, adds a new complexity to the classic symbolism of canine loyalty, here shown as a protector with a loving but weary demeanor. Hand painted under a massive crystal dome, this Essex crystal example comes to life with a hearty three dimensional rendering.

The first known German Shepherd, Hrand von Grafrath, was born in 1894, and the breed quickly swelled to popularity as both pet and working animal. This cufflink likely dates to the 1920’s when hunting and animal jewels were rudimentary equipage to the modern wardrobe.

Materials and Features: 14k Gold, Essex crystal

Age/Origin: English, Circa 1920

Measurements: Size 7.25, 3.78g, 12mm diameter

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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