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The Lustre Donovan Salamander on Lily Pad is 18K antique matte gold and brass oxide plated with a pewter base. The figurine is hand-painted with five enamel colors and hand-set with 215 Swarovski crystals. Each figurine measures 3¾ inches in depth x 7 inches in width x 3/4 of an inch in height. Dust with a damp cloth.
Brand: Jay Strongwater
Material: Gold, pewter and Swarovski crystals
Origin: United States
In 1981, Jay Strongwater made and painted a wooden necklace for his mother that drew adoring attention from her circle of friends. Within no time, the young Strongwater was recruited to make large beaded pieces for the likes of Oscar de la Renta. He quickly began creating jewelry and picture frames that referenced antiques and often employed traditional jewelry-making techniques. In 2005, Strongwater started using new materials like zinc, sterling silver, and forged bronze to make mirrors, screens, and tables. Among his famous fans are Madonna, Oprah, and Elton John, who have snapped up his opulent, whimsical pieces.