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Mourning Jewelry: MJ083

SERPENT COILS IN ABUNDANCE (Victorian Mourning Jewelry Hair Snake Brooch / Pin): The snake (or serpent) was a popular Victorian romantic image. The snake symbolized love, eternity and wisdom. This multi-coiled stunning and sensuous large table worked Hair Snake Brooch (c. 1850-70) is made on a hard core to form all of the coils and loops involved in the body. Notice how the texture of the woven hair resembles snake scales. The tested 14 KT gold head & tail are ornately engraved and embossed with life-like detailing and its eyes are set with tiny garnets. The extended pin stem and C clasp are all original. The multiple textures and fine details of this large Antique snake pin exhibit a quality that is remarkable. This is a highly desirable collector’s trophy. Condition: Excellent. No breaks in the hair. Size: 2 1/2" wide, 1" high, 1/2" deep.

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