Victorian 18 Carat Bloomed Gold Locket With Three Dimensional Snake Wrapped Around it - Circa 1870

Wonderful Victorian oval shaped 18 carat gold locket designed with a three dimensional snake wrapped diagonally around it three times front and back, the head finely modelled.

On the back of the pendant bottom right on the snake is a Kite Mark, a design registration mark similar to a patent for the design.
It reveals that this design was registered in 1871 on the Month of February and the Day - 30th. Class 1

If you look at the kite with a loupe you will see 'Rd' In the centre for Registered. To the right is the year 'C' = 1870, to the top the day = 30, to the bottom R= August. To the left is the bundle =6 (how many were made??) and to the very top Class = I

The locket opens to reveal two glass panes for photographs

Measures - 38mm x 32mm (not including bale)

Bale is approx 11mm long

weight - 18.8g

The gold tests as 18. There are no hallmarks

condition- excellent and wear commensurate with age. The closure snaps nicely shut

The chain in the photos is not included with this pendant

Victorian 18 Carat Bloomed Gold Locket With Three Dimensional Snake Wrapped Arou

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