A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.

A Late Georgian mourning brooch. Designed as an entwined serpent composed of a metal core decorated with two tone hair work representing snake skin with a 15ct gold head and tail end decorated with engraving. The head set with turquoise eyes and inscribed on the reverse ' E.W. Obt 25 mar 1836'. Copper pin. Measurements, length 1 5/8" ( 4.1 cm ), width ( just over ) 5/8" ( 1.6 cm ), depth ( including pin ) 5/16" ( 0.8 mm ). Condition, Very Good. Some minor fraying to the hair and one small loss ( consistent with age ) The gold head and tail end have been acid tested as 15ct gold. Serpents were a popular motif in 1830s jewellery design and were thought to represent ' eternity '. A charming mourning brooch of the period.

Item ID: 1327


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Multicoloured, Size: Length 1 5/8".

A Georgian Snake Mourning Brooch. Circa 1836.

£235 GBP   ~ $328 USD

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