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Vintage Gold Snake Lorgnette with Sapphire Ruby and Diamond, Circa 1940

$9,784.05

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A vintage serpent lorgnette, mounted in 18ct gold, with a snake winding up the handle, the head is set with a pear shaped sapphire, surrounded by old-cut diamonds, with ruby eyes, circa 1940. Approximately 120mm long, 42mm at its widest point. Lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle. They were invented by an Englishman named George Adams. The name is derived from the French lorgner, to take a sidelong look at. In Victorian symbolism the coiled snake represented eternal love.

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