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    Suspender Clasp with Wounded Lion

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    A friend found this today. I'm assuming it is a suspender clasp but I'm wondering if anybody can tell me about the design. It seems like it might be something from a fable or legend, or maybe has to do with the lions and the Christians, or maybe none of that. I've tried Google but that has failed me so I came to the guys that have amazed me so many times before.

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    The area this was found in was settled primarily by French Canadians in the early 1860s, if that helps.

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    Itís pretty cool I know that

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    cool looking piece. Looks like the lion is under some kind of stone bridge. I found a suspender clasp with an elephant on it a couple years ago
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    I believe this motif is referred to as "The Lucerne Lion".

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    I believe this motif is referred to as "The Lucerne Lion".

    Hope this helps.
    I located the Lucerne Lion, too (thought about posting it here) and agree that there are a lot of similarities... the arrow in the side, the lion laying down, the arch over its back. But every depiction I saw of the LL had it looking forward, not back as this one is doing. And the arch over its back was a cave, not brick or cut stones, like this one. So, I'm kind of on the bench about that as an answer... it has a lot right, for sure. (Hmmm... I wonder if maybe this one was created from a verbal description or by memory of the LL?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaps View Post
    cool looking piece. Looks like the lion is under some kind of stone bridge. I found a suspender clasp with an elephant on it a couple years ago
    I have one of those with the elephant as well. One of my favorites.

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    Iron Buzz, cool clasp After looking at images of LL, if no one on TNet positively IDs your find, your theory of someone creating it from a verbal description or by memory of the LL seems reasonable.

 

 

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