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Victorian snake brooch from the FIX company, France

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Posted 12 months ago

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This cool victorian snake brooch is missing a stone, but I will repair it when I have time for it. I would love to find more victorian snake jewelry, its so romantic! Victorian jewelry often used an entwined snake to symbolize infinity and eternal love.
This brooch has a c-clasp and a tube hinge, so I would date it around 1880-1900. It was made by the FIX company, which was founded by François Savard. They were well known for their heavily gold foiled jewelry. They used brass jewelry and they applied a heavy 14 or 18 carat gold foil over it. They also made lots of art nouveau-style jewelry. At one point there were 300 people working for the FIX company! François Savard got rich with his company and he eventually was able to buy a castle.
I love that story, I hope you enjoy snake jewelry as much as I do.

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
    Love it and thank you for the interesting research.
  2. Aimathena, 12 months ago
    This is an awesome piece
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    I don't love the animal but I do love snake jewelry. A very nice little snake brooch you have !
  4. freiheit freiheit, 12 months ago
    I enjoyed reading your research!
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    Thank you freiheit, Agram, Aimathena and valentino for your nice comments and thanks DrFluffy, Gracay; vetraio50, aghcollect and vanskyock for loving my brooch!
  6. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Compliments for the buy and the research for infos on Fix!
    This was used as watch-pin, holding the watch alone or with the "sautoir" to prevent the watch attached to it from bumping.
    Love the snake, and the form!
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 months ago
    thanks kyratango for your information and for loving my jewelry!
  8. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 months ago
    Thanks for the love toni, petey, bellepoque, agram, rhinoman, jobug, toracat and sean

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