Shikra Pendant [revisited]
This Steampunk inspired piece of fine jewelry is a reversible pendant with pocket watch movement. Its silver claws reminded us of birds of prey's talons and we could not help but remember the shikra.
Due to the ease with it could be trained, the shikra was among the favourite falconers in India and Pakistan. The word shikra or shikara means 'hunter' in the Hindi language and was used in the French name Le Chicquera which was however given to another bird of prey, the Red-necked falcon, by Levaillant in 1799.
Handmade sterling silver round pendant, with a pocket watch movement and sterling silver hoop with claws and double-ring bail.
Includes top quality hand braided leather necklace with sterling silver lobster clasp.
- Length: 55 cm (21.65 in) approximately.
- Pocket watch movement: 44 mm (1.73 in) diameter and 7.9 mm (0.31 in) width approximately.
Melting, casting, rolling, soldering, sawing and more.
You can learn more about this series reading this blogpost: 'The Raj Collection': Shikra Pendant by Decimononic.
The 'Machinarium Collection' is a steampunk-inspired fine jewelry collection designed and created by Decimononic. Most of its pieces are made with sterling silver and have non-functional vintage or antique watch movements and/or gemstones.