London, South Kensington
11 November 2003
A 19th century gold, diamond and enamel brooch,
modelled as an exotic snake coiled through untested pearl set leafy branches, the snake guilloche enamelled in cream with black spots, the leaves in green and brown with rose-cut diamond central line, the snake suspending an untested pearl within a heart shape opening set with diamonds and rose-cut diamonds, with detachable brooch fitting and alternative silk ties with screw fittings.
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