Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940
  • Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940
  • Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940
  • Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940
  • Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940
  • Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940

Gold Snake Lorgnette, Circa 1940

£9,000.00
S25515M1
A snake lorgnette, mounted in 18ct gold, with a snake winding up the handle, the head is set with a pear shaped sapphire, surrounded by old-cut diamonds, with ruby eyes. Circa 1940s. Lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle. They were invented by an Englishman named George Adams. The name is derived from the French lorgner, to take a sidelong look at. In Victorian symbolism the coiled snake represented eternity. Approximately 12cm long, 4.2cm at its widest point.

Data sheet

Period
1940's
Style
Lorgnette
Metal
18ct yellow gold
Stone
Sapphire, ruby and diamond
Measurements
Approximately 12cm long, 4.2cm at its widest point.

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