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Vintage Brooches and Stick Pin Jewellery

ANTIQUE EUROPEAN ART NOUVEAU SILVER NATURAL PEARL COILED SNAKES BROOCH c1900

675.00

A good quality antique silver gilt (solid silver with a gold wash) brooch; beautifully modelled as two coiled stylised snakes, each with a garnet/ruby eye and jaws open to a polished agate cabochon, and topped with floral highlights set with natural baroque pearls.

Such an unusual, distinctive & high quality brooch...extremely collectible & wearable too!

CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear & gilding loss commensurate with age and use. Natural wear to pearls. Pin fittings old additions, originally a buckle?

DATE/MARKS: Around 1890/1900. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 57 x 47 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 39.7 grams.

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