Lot 608 (The August Sale | Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery, 27th August 2020)

A Victorian yellow gold, diamond, and enamel snake necklace
the snake's head with cobalt blue enamel decoration, and applied floral motif set with mixed old-cut diamonds, with the enamel tail curled around the neck, carrying an enamel heart-shaped pendant in its mouth, with diamond-set floral design, vacant glass aperture to verso, suspended on a yellow gold articulated snake-link chain, necklace 38 cm long, snake head and pendant approximately 4.1 cm long, unmarked, (tests as gold), the clasp fastening into the serpent's head.

Sold for £2,300


Condition report

Extensive loss to enamel on the heart-shaped pendant, some wear and damage to enamel on tail and head; 34.5 grams.

 

A Victorian yellow gold, diamond, and enamel snake necklace
the snake's head with cobalt blue enamel decoration, and applied floral motif set with mixed old-cut diamonds, with the enamel tail curled around the neck, carrying an enamel heart-shaped pendant in its mouth, with diamond-set floral design, vacant glass aperture to verso, suspended on a yellow gold articulated snake-link chain, necklace 38 cm long, snake head and pendant approximately 4.1 cm long, unmarked, (tests as gold), the clasp fastening into the serpent's head.

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