Temeraire is a large black Celestial Dragon with blue/grey markings on the edge of his wings. The dragon hatched onboard the HMS Reliant in January, 1805. Temeraire took an immediate and unexpected liking to the ship's captain, Royal Navy officer William Laurence, even though Laurence had not been chosen to harness him.
Startled and groping for inspiration, Laurence offered the newly hatched dragon the name Temeraire, after the British naval ship. He was later chagrined when he learned that British dragons were usually given Latin names, but in fact the name, which in French means "bold" but can also mean "reckless" or "rash", turned out to suit the dragon's character exceptionally well.
Details: The Temeraire pendant is dark bronze and measures 34 mm at the longest point, 32 mm at the widest point, and 7.2 mm from the nose to the back of the pendant. The medallion weighs 9.89 grams. The area behind the dragon's face is partially carved out for casting purposes. The back of the pendant is textured and stamped with our makers mark and copyright symbol.
Chain: 24" long stainless steel rope chain. Additional chains are available on our accessories page.
Also available in ruthenium-plated sterling silver -- click here to view.
Packaging: This item comes packaged in a jewelry box with a card of authenticity.
Production: We are a made-to-order company. Your order will ship in 5 to 10 business days if the item is not in stock.