The most wonderful little snake brooch in 10k gold and woven hair circa 1840s-1860s.
He has little red gemstone eyes that look like rubies to me, but I have not had them tested. Unmarked but I have tested the gold to be at least 10k.
This was likely designed to represent a snake (18th and 19th century representations of snakes in jewelry sometimes appeared different than more modern ones), but it could represent a dragon or different type of serpent-like creature.
I think he looks a bit like the Loch Ness monster :)
+++ Measurements +++
Body measures 1 11/16" long and the pin extends out approximately 7/16" past the body.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor wear commensurate with age.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
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