This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: Two of 1888's staple adornments and some of our favorite to come by. A 1906 Indian head cent befriends a vintage lion Master key made in Milwaukee WI and hangs from 24'' of solid braided brass rope chain.
Components Found in: Branson MO & Sedona AZ
~Indian Head Cent~
Most don’t realize that the image on this incredible coin was modeled after the Greco-Roman Statue of the Goddess Venus Accroupie, adorned in a Native American headdress of eagle feathers. Things are not always what they seem- a second look or deeper study can often reveal an unexpected truth and a deeper understanding.
~Keys / Locks~
The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even kickstart time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…
Historically, companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves, but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you… One key, one lock… what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.
As the traditional Leo totem, the lion is a figure of courage, loyalty, friendship, and strength. Legend says that they sleep with open eyes, always ready. Primarily a nocturnal animal, the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought.
In the realm of spirit animals, the lion wins the prize for the most relentless fighter in the face of life challenges. The presence of this powerful animal can mean that something wild or difficult to control may be happening. As such, lions symbolize emotions that are difficult to manage, such as anger or fear. The most common lion attributes are: wisdom, power, royalty, dignity, courage, justice, ferocity, dominion, authority, honor, strength, and leadership.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Nathan & Ali