French, circa 1880
Length – approximately 17 in. (43 cm)
Weight – 121 grams
An exceptional quality articulated snake bracelet / necklace formed of sections, each engraved to imitate snake scales,
covered with a superb deep red guilloche enamel and set with pearls.
The finely modeled head is embellished with a large baroque pearl (approximately 13 mm long)
surrounded by densely set old mine cut diamonds. The eyes are set with cabochon rubies.
Marked with French eagle-shaped assay mark for 18K gold (750).