ANTIQUE 15K GOLD OUROBOROS SNAKE & HEART CHARM WOVEN HAIR MOURNING BRACELET
An antique English finely woven hair mourning bracelet, fastened with a solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) 'Ouroboros' snake shaped snap clasp, with engraved decoration, Bohemian garnet 'eyes' and a heart charm drop topped with a turquoise set forget-me-not motif. Both the snake head & heart with locket backs.
A wonderful example of Victorian mourning jewellery...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & fraying to hair commensurate with age and use. Locket glasses loose/sunken, easily secured. Locket glass replaced with celluloid.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1840/50. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Approx. 7 inches long (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 18.1 grams.