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Silver Plique-à-jour enamel Opal

W  6.50 cm (2.56 in)  |  L  22.00 cm (8.66 in)

Origin: British, c. 1900

Case: Fitted Case

Condition: Very good

A wonderful serpent hair pin by Fred Partridge. The silver base unscrews to facilitate fitting. 

Literature: 
Serpentina - Snake Jewellery from around the World, Fritz Falk, 2011, illustrated pl.143. 
The Art Workers' Quarterly, July 1904, pl. no. 2 
Silver Jewelry Designs, Nancy N. Schiffer, 1996, illustrated p.49 
Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, p.87 
The Guild of Handicraft Limited, Silversmiths & Jewellers by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, p.78

Stock number

1193