This is a stunning very large Snake brooch or pin. I'm not sure of the metal is is made from, but a magnet does not stick to it. It has a lovely almost bronze color to it. The center of the snake is embossed and it has carved designs along the edges. Even the back of the pin is textured and well constructed. It is not signed by the artist. My guess it is from the 1970s or 1980s.
The snake measures 3 1/2 long by 2 1/2 inches wide and is in excellent condition (any spots in the pictures are reflections of light). It weighs 1.3 ounces on my postage scale, which converts to 38.85 grams. It has a very modernist design to it with a geometric feel to it, triangle tail, circular pattern, round eyes, etc., it also reminds me of Mexican style jewelry. The eyes are expressive and it has a great whimsical caricature feel to it. It has a rollover safety clasp that works just fine. I have taken many pictures and you can enlarge them to see the wonderful detail and condition for yourself.
This would make a real conversation piece pinned to a simple black evening bag or as an accessory to a dress, sweater or jacket. What a great gift to give to someone who is graduating in one of the Zoology fields such as; Ophiology (study of snakes) or Herpetology (study of snakes and reptiles). It is also the perfect addition to your snake collection and you don't have to feed this one!
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