Wrapped around a spear is this very special gold serpent with a marvelous sapphire in its head. Two tiny sparkling eyes and decorative gold work on the head complete the picture.
The brooch has been acid tested and proves to be 18K. White gold highlights the ends of the spear. The sapphire is mounted in a crimped collet setting. The brooch measures 3 inches in length and is 1/2 inch top to bottom. The pin and unusual closure are original and in perfect working order. A tiny nick on the closure bar appears to have been made when gold testing was done in the past.
Lovely antique condition.