Large diamond, silver and silver-gilt model of a lion by Asprey

Asprey (English, Founded 1781)


Depicting a majestic animal, silver and silver gilt are expertly used by Asprey’s craftsmen to accentuate all the intricacies of the model.


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This stunning figure of a lion was crafted by Asprey in around 1980. Founded in 1781 in England, Asprey is a very famous firm of jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths. Since its foundation it has produced luxury goods for an elite clientele and in 1862 received a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria.

The majestic animal is fully made from silver. Exceptionally high-quality sculpting reveals numerous anatomical features of the animal such as its claws, muscles or facial expressions. Silver gilt is cleverly used to highlight the lion’s hair, including the voluminous mane surrounding his head. The teeth and whiskers too have been rendered in silver gilt differentiating them from the shining silver. The lion’s eyes are superbly set with two shimmering diamonds adding another luxurious feature to the model.

The piece comes with a fitted presentation case. Luxuriously lined with red velvet, the lion can be mounted on the plush base. The underside of the cover features the Royal Warrant mark presented to Asprey, showcasing its importance within the world of decorative arts and jewellery.

Showcasing the beauty of a lion and the superb skills of Asprey’s craftsmen, this precious model will be a magnificent addition to one’s collection.

The lion model weighs approximately 1,055 grammes.

Lion: Height 12cm, width 38cm, depth 13cm
Case: Height 19cm, width 49cm, depth 23cm


Artist / Maker
Asprey (English, Founded 1781)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1980
20th Century
Animal / Animalier
Silver, Silver-gilt
Gold, Silver


12 cm / 4.7 inches
38 cm / 15 inches
13 cm / 5.1 inches
1055 g


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