Rare Antique Sterling and Gold Snake Locket Fob Snuff or Memento Locket
This early Victorian piece is spectacular! It is two toned and has solid gold (of at least 10k) accents on the frame of the locket and applied little clovers on the snakes body! This was probably a gentleman's piece as it was made to hang on a chain and has a loop for your pocket watch as well as a belt clip!
The snake is a very sentimental symbol in Georgian and Victorian jewelry. This snake has his tail in his mouth which represents endless love. I am sure this was meant to hold a piece of hair or swatch of fabric or such of a loved one.
The locket has a pretty gold bezel glass frame with a little chip to one little side of bezel. It is very hard to tell. It opens and closes well and stays closed. The hinge is fine.
This piece is all original and stunning! Rare! It would look wonderful on a chain with seed pearls inside or little gems!
A heavy well made piece at 34 grams or 1.2 oz!
This is unmarked but has been carefully acid tested and guaranteed to be as stated..It test at solid sterling silver or 925 or higher and has applied solid carat gold clovers, eyes and a gold rim around the bezel. There is also a slight gold wash to the detail on the snakes head.
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