Massive Victorian French Diamond Gold Serpent Brooch

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Extraordinarily crafted French serpent brooch from the mid 19th Century. The massive proportions and realistic detailing help to date this amazing 3 dimensional brooch. From the coiled position of the snake to the detailed hand etched scales on the body, this brooch is extraodinary in its quality, craftsmanship and condition. Surely an important French workshop of the period produced the gold work of this caliber. Rose diamond eyes. 1860's France. Approx. 5".
Excellent condition.
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1860
Period
Late 19th Century
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Diamond
Condition
Excellent. Excellent, a modern lock has been added on top of the original "C" Clasp, can be removed easily if desired..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
5 in. L
13 cm L
Length
5 in. (13 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU0911264025
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