Antique Georgian Mourning Pearl Snake Brooch With Window

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An exquisite antique Georgian mourning brooch from the early 1800s featuring a bean-shaped window in the centre, with blue silk backing that would have traditionally held a lock of hair belonging to a deceased loved one so that a piece of them was always kept close to the wearer’s heart.  

The window is encircled by a serpent with a green paste eye, depicted swallowing its tail which was a symbol of eternal love. This is further complemented by a row of natural seed pearls along the bottom, representing tears. 

It's fashioned in 18ct gold and has been inscribed with a memorial inscription on the back during the early 1900s that reads, “Sid: 1884 – 1905”. It was clearly very beloved and has been beautifully preserved over the centuries and deserves to be treasured once more. 

WEIGHT: 4.7 grams 

MEASURES: Height 18mm x Width 27mm x Depth 5mm – Window Height 9mm x Width 22mm 

METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested) 

STONES: Seed Pearls 

AGE: Georgian. (Circa 1800 – 1830) 

CONDITION: Excellent – one slight indent on the rim but minimal for its age

ITEM NUMBER: 23-651 

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