Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

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Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by HolzHammer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:58 pm

Hello All,
I am hoping this is a bit earlier than the grey squirrel introduction era( the less said about that the better...) though it does look like one - or maybe a cat..? and please excuse lack of proper scale - found 8"deep pasture N.Devon - I really like it...
Any knowledge gratefully accepted and much appreciated.
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Allectus » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Medieval heraldic harness pendant. ::g

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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Wessexlad » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 pm

Looks more like a dog to me. Can you do a close up image of just the pendant?
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Lowland » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:30 pm

You’re at it again HolzHammer
That’s a great historic find ::g
With a length of tail like that
My moneys on a feline-leopard perhaps?
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by HolzHammer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:08 pm

Lowland wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:30 pm
You’re at it again HolzHammer
That’s a great historic find ::g
With a length of tail like that
My moneys on a feline-leopard perhaps?
Brilliant stuff
fifth image down on right ;)
https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=2148&page=21
I think you are right - you are all going to be furious with me but I am VERY sensitively chipping away around the enamel and the animal is very svelt with round ears - I won't go too far and will post another photo soon...

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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Lowland » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm

HolzHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Lowland wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:30 pm
You’re at it again HolzHammer
That’s a great historic find ::g
With a length of tail like that
My moneys on a feline-leopard perhaps?
Brilliant stuff
fifth image down on right ;)
https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=2148&page=21
I think you are right - you are all going to be furious with me but I am VERY sensitively chipping away around the enamel and the animal is very svelt with round ears - I won't go too far and will post another photo soon...
A cocktail stick or a thorn is good for getting into the tight spots-
And soft enough not to damage the piece.-unless the patina is ‘crumbly’...
(Where there is one pendant there may be more!)
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Very, very nice find. I too will await the reveal of it, post clean, especially as it sounds like some of the enamelling is intact :D
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Post by HolzHammer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:35 pm

so, whats the verdict? (... still think it looks like a grey squirrel!)
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by Wessexlad » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:41 pm

I'm definitely leaning towards it being a cat now. Any chance of a close up of it?
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Lowland » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:55 pm

HolzHammer wrote:
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so, whats the verdict? (... still think it looks like a grey squirrel!)
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If that’s a squirrel Im going nuts.
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Leopard? Great cleaning job and a very nice find. Be a great thing to get recorded :D
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by HolzHammer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Lowland wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:55 pm
HolzHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:35 pm
so, whats the verdict? (... still think it looks like a grey squirrel!)
All the B and thanks for looking!
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If that’s a squirrel Im going nuts.
:D
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:00 pm

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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!!

Post by Lowland » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 pm

HolzHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Lowland wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:55 pm
HolzHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:35 pm
so, whats the verdict? (... still think it looks like a grey squirrel!)
All the B and thanks for looking!
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If that’s a squirrel Im going nuts.
:D
Very good!!
Cleaner than my first draft too ;)
this is an interesting quick read-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_(heraldry)

That’s a great find.
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by Swany » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Great find, definitely a big cat ::g
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by brianc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Certainly has the loins, the demeanor and the tail of a big cat.

Personally I would avoid any further cleaning until you have shown it to your FLO and taken their advice on preservation.

Cracking find, very well done.
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by fred » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 pm

Very nice! ::g
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Re: Grey Squirrel Pendant??!! (NEW PHOTO ADDED)

Post by cantona1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 pm

That's lovely

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