A Victorian Double Serpent Yellow Gold Brooch
A Victorian double serpent yellow gold brooch, the two serpents curled in a figure-of-eight design, each head set with an old-cut diamond, all in yellow gold with satin finish and gold brooch fitting, circa 1860, bearing later French hallmark for 14ct gold, Paris, measuring approximately 3.7x1cm, gross weight 6.9 grams.
An elegant curving yellow gold serpent brooch. This brooch was made in the mid-Victorian era and takes the form of two intertwined snakes, their bodies set with glinting rose-cut diamonds and their heads set with lively old-cut diamonds. The serpent was of great significance in the Victorian era, symbolising fidelity and everlasting love as well as being a symbol of the exotic and ancient cultures that were so captivating at the time. This handsome piece would be a add subtle sparkle and captivating design to the lapel of a blazer.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.