ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 3-COLOR GOLD, GEM SEAL FOB SNAKE LYRE - For Sale

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 3-COLOR GOLD, GEM SEAL FOB SNAKE LYRE
Price: $1200.00
Antique, Victorian matched 3-colour gold fob / seal with carved gem. Made early 19th century. Measurements: total length is almost 1 1/4 inches (31mm). Weighs 9.7grams. The gemstone is approx 14mm ( a little over 1/2 inch) long. Rectangular base with rounded corners. The somewhat domed top of the base has a lyre standing in it''s middle. The lyre is wrapped within a snake, whose head rests on the domed base of the fob and part of whose body forms a loop for hanging from a chain. The gold is beautifully decorated with engraving in rose colours and raised borders in a V-pattern. Close magnification shows the fabulous detail in the texturing of the lyre and the patterns on the snake''s body. The seal under the fob is most likely a citrine with a carved monogram DM in script. The stone is faceted and foiled for wonderful reflection of light. With the VIctorian penchant for puns and jokes, could the snake/lyre (liar?) be a hidden message? The question can only add to our enjoyment of the charming piece. Very good condition. Status: For Sale Reference#: 4204 Condition: good Year: 1800 Title: ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 3-COLOR GOLD, GEM SEAL FOB SNAKE LYRE

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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