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Victorian Snail Shell Pendant


An unusual carved coral snail shell charm from the mid to late Victorian period. We occasionally see image of a snail used on Georgian era wax seals in combination with the words "always at home". You can either take this to mean that it describes a homebody, or thinking in a modern context/metaphorically, that it means one is secure in one's self.


  • Materials

    coral, 18k fittings (tests), new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.