The body coils around at least 4 times from the pointed tail to the magnificent head. The body is made of gold mesh, supple yet supportive and firm. The head has an open mouth with slightly protruding forked tongue.It is engraved with a reptilian snake scale pattern. The eyes are collette-set rubies. On top of the head is a fabulous deep blue sapphire, raised above the surface of the head, like a crown.
It is surrounded by old mine cut diamonds. Quality of workmanship and design is outstanding.While many snake bracelets can be called fabulous, this one rises above them all. Marks: The top of the tail has two French hallmarks for 18k gold of unknown origin (the owl). Under the tail, a small plaque with BREVETE a long horn/trumpet and SGDG indicates patent rights in France. Condition: good with negligible wear commensurate with age. It is unusual to find this sort of mesh gold work in such good order, without sagging or missing bits. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Similarly made snakes are shown in the book Understanding Jewellery by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti page 130 and dated to the 1840's. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers.
Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Victorian Bracelet Bangle Gold Sapphire Diamonds Rubies Snake w Appraisal (6247)" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Bracelets". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.