French, circa 1860
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 of the snake 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).
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