A magnificent antique Victorian gilt brass sash pin with an extraordinary Egyptian Revival motif.
The dimensional domed pin has a layered design in different colors of gold gilt, the design features a large peridot glass jewel set in a serrated edge bezel.
Two detailed green gold gilt snakes meet face to face diagonally in the center of the faceted jewel.
The snake heads have small round peridot glass paste and ruby red glass eyes.
Next to the jewel are raised Lotus flowers and leaves in the same gilt color.
The rippled base of the pin is heavily textured in a gold nugget finish, contrasting green gilt filigree and gold filigree designs embellish the remainder of the large pin.
Excellent, near mint condition, I can't find any damage or wear, the pin is incredibly clean and amazing.
It closes with a C hook and heavy pin stem, no visible hallmarks.
Measures 3.25" by 2", total weight is 49 grams.
A stunning antique sash ornament perfect for a coat or closure for a heavy sweater, cloak or purse, a fabulous example of Egyptian Revival jewelry c1890-1900.
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