- Historische Schlangenbrosche verziert mit Diamanten

auction 380, Lot 1003

JEWELLERY on 3 July 2018

 

Historische Schlangenbrosche verziert mit Diamanten

estimate:
€ 800 to € 1.000

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 1.016 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

A HISTORICAL SNAKE BROOCH SET WITH DIAMONDS

Probably England, circa 1850-1860

 

15K yellow gold (625/-), tested. 4 old-cut diamonds, altogether circa 0.85 carats. TCR-CR (I-J-K-L), SI1-3.

Circa 3.2 x 4.7 cm. Circa 9.8 g.

 

Technical execution: the surface of the brooch is very finely engraved. The simple pin fastening to the back was added later.

 

In the 19th century the snake motif carried not only strong mythological and religious meaning, but was also often used to bring a sensual element to certain pieces.