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.
coral, 18k fittings (tests), new 14k gold chain
1" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.