Victorian Gold-Filled French Paste Snake Cufflinks
A wonderful pair of gold-filled gold snake cufflinks from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each of these stylish cufflinks has an artistic snake motif represented in raised 3-dimensional detail. A single serpent appears to weave through its own tail and body, forming a pretzel shape. Engraved detail represents its scales, and two red French paste cabochons are set in each snake's eyes. A curved bar rests on the back of each cufflink face, ending with a puffed gold oval at the base. A fantastic pair of cufflinks, they are perfect for any snake lover, and would look fantastic worn by a woman or a man!
Measurements: Each oval link measures 3/4" long, 1/2" wide, and about 3/16" thick. Each cufflink and bar measures 3/4" in total length.
Condition: The overall condition of the cufflinks is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting or to the raised snake design. All of the French paste cabochons are intact. There is some light surface wear to a few areas of the engraved scales, which is normal for a Victorian era piece and does not detract from the beauty of the design. A natural patina rests on the surface of the gold-filled setting.