Price

£1350.00

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Victorian Snake Pin circa 1850.

An unusual Victorian snake stickpin.

The entwined snake is detailed with fine engraving to the head and tail and has a lock of woven hair threaded through the body which is visible in alternating sections. The snake has cabochon garnet eyes and a very realistic head with open mouth. 

This fabulous snake would probably have been given in memorium and is very typical of mid-Victorian design with the use of hair within the gold.

It has a long heavy weight gold pin. 

The ouroboros, a circular depiction of a snake swallowing its own tail is a symbol of eternity.

Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901.

Measurements: Pin 6.8cm in length.

Snake 17mm at widest point, weight 3.8 grams.

Hallmarks: Unmarked - tests as 15ct Gold.

Price

£1350.00

Stock number

CL064
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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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