Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
  • Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
  • Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
  • Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
  • Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940
  • Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940

Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette With Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940

£9,000.00
S25515M1

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.

Data sheet

Period
1940's
Style
Lorgnette
Metal
18ct yellow gold
Stone
Sapphire, ruby and diamond
Approximate Measurements
Approximately 120mm long, 42mm at its widest point.
Condition
Good - Wear consistent with age and use
Approximate weight
56 grams

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