A mid Victorian snake's head fashioned in base metal with lovely swirls of engraving (as well as nostrils!). With a mouth full of pointy teeth, this bejeweled serpent has fiery rose cut garnet eyes and a crown of turquoise cabochons.
base metal, 2 2.8mm rose cut diamonds, 8 turquoise cabochons, new 14k gold chain
Very good -two turquoise cabochons of small chips, a few spots of wear to the underside of the head
1 5/8" length including the bale, 1/2" at the widest point, 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.
Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.