In 1973 Murry and Mildred Shapiro founded Heirloom 73 (the company that in 1979 was to become Vintage Creations) in Forest Hills, NY. This piece is a fine representation of their love of antique jewelry which inspired them to move from studying and collecting to manufacturing some of those classic designs.This solid sterling silver and marcasite jaguar brooche with piercing ruby eyes measures 2 3/4" in length. All stones are present. The piece is signed Sterling and has the hallmark "H73 sterling". Aside from needing a thorough cleaning it is in great vintage condition. This item ships with delivery confirmation and insurance. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have prior to purchase. Thank You for browsing!