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Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
A vintage serpent 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 1940.
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 eternal love.
- Circa 1940
- 18ct yellow gold
- Sapphire, ruby and diamond
- Approximate Measurements
- Approximately 120mm long, 42mm at its widest point, length open 178mm
- Good - Wear consistent with age and use
- Approximate weight
- 57.3 grams
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