Antique Garnet and Gold Snake Necklace, Circa 1840
An early Victorian snake necklace, with eight cabochon-cut garnets set in the head, in closed back claw settings, surrounded by scrolling wirework, the mouth is open, with pointed teeth, with a tapering, articulated scale ring link body and an engraved tail end loop, mounted in 15ct gold, circa 1840. In Victorian symbolism the snake biting its tail represented eternal love. In a re-fitted antique box.
- Circa 1840
- 15ct gold
- Approximate Measurements
- Length 390mm
- Good - Wear consistent with age and use
- Approximate weight
- 17.1 grams
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