Huge pinchbeck snake motif pin with cameosHuge pinchbeck snake motif pin with cameosHuge pinchbeck snake motif pin with cameosHuge pinchbeck snake motif pin with cameos

This brooch is so unusual both in its size and its decoration. The brooch is made of pinchbeck and has a serpent wrapping itself ( in an eternity figure) around 2 shell cameos. I am not familiar with what the cameos depict, but the top one had a figure with a club looking like it is attacking a cherub. The bottom cameo had a seated lady holding fruit from a basket of fruit. The pin is almost 3 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/8 inch tall. The top cameo is damaged around the bottom bezel, but is does not detract, and seems to be in the besel fine. The tube hinge and c catch are very old replacements. C. 1820. and probably English or French in origin.

Item ID: GC164


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, Size: 3 3/4 inches

Huge pinchbeck snake motif pin with cameos

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