SOLD Victorian 9ct Gold Snake Conversion Pendant
A wonderful pendant from the late Victorian period, c1890. The pendant is made from 9ct gold and has been converted from a brooch, though it came to me as it is. It is a beautiful coiled snake with four lovely natural turquoise set along its head. The turquoise show gradations in colour as you would expect from a piece of this age. The snake has a lovely face with cabochon garnet eyes and a little heart hanging from its mouth. Snakes came to represent eternal love during this period and this is affirmed with the addition of the heart. The snake has a lovely face and this is a striking piece.
The conversion has been done sympathetically, though there are patches of gold added to the back where the brooch fittings would have been. The pendant will come on an 18" 14kt gold fill chain as pictured.
Materials - 9ct Gold (tested), Turquoise, Garnets
Age - C1890s
Size - The snake measures approx 30mm long by 22mm wide with the bail adding an extra 7mm to the length
Condition - A couple of dings in the gold to the front, noted for accuracy only and not noticeable. A tiny split in the gold on the inside of one coil, again noted for accuracy only and not detrimental to the piece at all.
Weight - 2.89g pendant only. It is hollow.