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Large Victorian 15ct Gold Oval Snake Brooch

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The Victorians loved snake jewellery. The snake represented eternal love, so it often appears in rings, pendants bracelets and brooches. This brooch is a lovely example. The snake is well modelled and has small cabochon ruby eyes. It was made circa 1880.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsWidth 60mm
Height 55mm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 15ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish