ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PASTE STONE SNAKE BROOCH SILVER CIRCA 1800
A fabulous antique Georgian serpent brooch C. 1800, depicting a wonderful coiled snake which represents love, loyalty and friendship.
The snake is decorated in sparkling white Paste Stones the largest of which is 1.70ct and crowned on the head along with red Paste eyes.
Paste is a heavy, transparent flint glass that simulates the fire and brilliance of gemstones. White Pastes sparkle just like Diamonds and take expert craftsmanship to capture their beauty.
The piece is fashioned in Silver and beautifully engraved with a wonderful tail which slithers and coils around the curved frame.
A Great talking piece and steeped in history.
Weighs 28.2 grams
Measures 49mm across x 72mm down
Width of the frame is 9mm across at the head – 7mm at the tail.