Victorian 9ct Serpent Motif Memorial Brooch c1860. With Glazed Locket Back & Hairwork Panel. A fine Victorian 9ct Gold Oval Locket Back Mourning/Memorial Brooch dating to c1860, which is decorated with four Coiled Serpents or Snakes. (please see the detailed close-up photographs provided, which form an integral part of the item’s description). This wonderful Antique Gold Brooch, which weighs 17.8 grams, is of Oval Form with a Glazed Panel, which would have held a Memento such as a Picture or Lock of Hair. It also has a Glazed Locket Back to the reverse, which is vacant as shown but would have originally held another Memento such as Lock of Hair. Typical of the Period the Brooch is unmarked, but it has been tested and is guaranteed to be made from solid 9ct Gold. The Brooch is beautifully decorated four Coiled Serpents and measures approx’ 4.9cms long by approx’ 4.4cms wide. Overall it is in great condition, as shown – commensurate with age it is fitted with a long steel pin, which may be a historic replacement and there may have been a repair to the hinge. It would appear to have’15ct’ stamped on the reverse, which may have been an attempt by an unscrupulous Victorian Jeweller to meet the demand for 15ct jewellery by trying to pass it off as a 15ct Gold Brooch! In summary, this is a fine. Victorian 9ct Gold Oval Locket Back Memorial Brooch dating to c1860, which is decorated with four Coiled Serpents or Snakes – it is quite simply sublime. Any Questions Please Dont Hesitate to Ask. More examples of the finest quality Victorian & Edwardian Antique Jewellery. The item “Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Snake or Serpent Locket Back Mourning Brooch c1860″ is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “lillybumblebeevictorianjewels” and is located in Hamilton. This item can be shipped worldwide.