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A fine Victorian carnelian spinner fob, the top carved as a bird of prey holding a snake in his talons. The frame around the top of the carnelian is carved with a foliate pattern.


The oval carnelian is carved with the initials/monogram E.G.


Hawks have the keenest vision of all the birds therefore, they are seen as visionaries and messengers. 

Snakes represent transformation death and resurrection (growth).

Homer's story of a high-flying bird holding a snake in its talons was an indication the

Trojans saw as they attacked the Greek destruction.


English circa 1870


measures - 34mm x 18mm 


weighs - 5.5g


9 carat gold 


In excellent condition

Victorian Hawk And Snake Spinner Fob

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