Antique Garnet And Gold Snake Necklace, Circa 1840

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Antique Garnet And Gold Snake Necklace, Circa 1840

£6,700.00

Description

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.

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item details
Period 19th Century
Style Victorian
Condition Good
Materials Gold
Main Gemstone Garnet
Main Gemstone Cut Cabochon Cut
Carat for Gold 15 K
Dimensions Length approximately 390mm

Product REF: S6617N