A remarkable vinaigrette pendant from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold, this piece is encircled by a Rose Cut diamond and turquoise cabochon encrusted snake. The 3-dimensional serpent is complete with diamond eyes and lovely diamond-shaped details adorning each set stone. The vinaigrette's domed lid opens at a hinge to reveal a second hinged, pierced cover under which there is space to hold the wearer's choice perfume. The underlying hinged cover displays a foliate design. A round bail attaches to the backside of the pendant, ready to hang from a favorite chain. This piece is perfect for a Victorian aficionado!
Measurements: The vinaigrette pendant measures approximately 1 3/4" tall. It is 7/16" in diameter excluding the snake and slightly less than 9/16" wide including the snake.
Condition: The vinaigrette pendant is in overall excellent condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the turquoise cabochons and diamonds are intact and securely set. The hinged lid and the hinged cover are both secure and in excellent working condition.