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Antique 18ct Gold Snake Amber Smoking Accessory, Original Box

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SKU: 9208

Description:

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This antique 18ct Gold snake Amber smoking accessory is an incredible Victorian treasure. Crafted from smooth butterscotch Amber, and with a coiled solid 18ct Gold snake, this sassy cheroot holder is everything and more. 

The minute we saw this cheroot holder, we had to have her! The coiled snake is our favourite detail, a classic Victorian symbol of eternity. You will be happy to know that this fantastic 19th-century artefact comes with its original moulded leather-bound case, perfectly preserving her for another generation. 

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian (1837-1901). 

MEASUREMENTS: Cheroot 85mm long.
Cheroot width graduates from 11.5mm wide at the bottom to 14.5mm wide at the top. 
Box 10.5cm long x 23mm wide.
Weight: 8g, 21g with box. 

MATERIALS: Solid 18ct Gold, Butterscotch Amber.

HALLMARKS:  "CLARKES PAT 13320" on back, tests as 18ct Gold.

Condition:

VERY GOOD: This antique 18ct Gold snake Amber smoking accessory is in wonderful condition for its age. The Amber is a sought after shade of butterscotch - the honey caramel tones just make our mouth water. There are some signs of age-related wear to the piece. Such as, the Amber has a small crack at the bottom and there is some light wear to its box. However, as this piece was originally designed to be a utilitarian, albeit very decorative, piece this is easily forgiven. However, the charming coiled snake is in great nick, and the box closes and opens with ease. This would be a great addition to an antique collector's jewellery box.