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An Early Victorian Turquoise Snake Ring And Pomander

An early Victorian turquoise snake ring and pomander, the ring in the form of a coiled serpent, encrusted with cabochon-cut turquoise and ruby-set eyes, suspending a fine gold trace chain terminating to a pomander in the form of a sphere, encrusted with cabochon-cut turquoises, all mounted in yellow gold in original fitted case, circa 1840, the pomander measuring approximately 1.9cm in diameter, the chain measuring 12cm long, ring size N, gross weight 18 grams. ARV

The above piece is over 100 years old and as therefore Antique. Unmarked : Metal tested as 18ct Gold.
Early Victorian pomander in very good condition, slight discoloration to some of the turquoise.

This exquisite turquoise ring and pendant vinaigrette in the form of a miniature turquoise studded pomander is a wonderful example of early Victorian romantic period jewellery. This unusual jewel combines two popular elements of the time, a serpent which was said to symbolise wisdom, and the beloved turquoise of Queen Victoria.

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No. S32777M

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