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Antique Gold 'Fix' Snake Brooch, Sapphire Paste Eye

SKU: X4903
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Say bonjour to this antique Gold 'fix' snake brooch, featuring a Sapphire Paste eye! Her Gold is richly saturated, crafted from French Gold FIX, an exclusively French jewellery technique. A treasure from overseas, this Serpentine brooch is the French jewel your collection is yearning for. 

The snake is slinky, elegant and curvaceous, inlaid with glistening blue Sapphire Paste. Serpentine jewellery has slithered its way through history since ancient times, reaching its peak of popularity during the Victorian era, due to Queen Victoria's love for snake-inspired jewellery! She is everything we look for in a French antique brooch. 

Item Details:

ERA: Late Victorian c.1900. 

MEASUREMENTS: Snake brooch measures 28mm long x 30.5mm wide.
Sapphire Paste eyes measure 2mm in diameter.
Weight: 3.8g. 

MATERIALS: Gold Fix, Sapphire Paste.

Gold FIX jewellery was made by specialist French jeweller c.1900. FIX is essentially rolled gold, in which a “sandwich” consisting of a plate of copper between two thin plates of gold is compressed between rollers to the required thickness and then stamped into the form of the piece!

STAMPS: None present.
HALLMARKS:  FIX on back of brooch, DOUBLÉ on c-clasp.

PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.


EXCELLENT: This antique Gold 'fix' snake brooch with Sapphire Paste is in excellent condition. Her Gold Fix is richly saturated, she looks expensive and oozes decadence. There are only minor areas of light wear throughout. The delicate detailing on the snake head remains clear to the naked eye, and most importantly, her pin hooks securely. Not forgetting, she also has a pendant hook so you can style it to your heart's content. This Victorian snake brooch is a must-have for any antique jewellery collector.  


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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