FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE Magnificent Serpent Bangle
This dramatic jewel is of important size and museum quality, it also has an edgy modern presence that belies its 150 years age.
The serpent throughout time has been associated with danger, ritual and sexuality. Starting with Eve in the Garden of Eden, Minoan Snake Priestesses through to Freudian psychology.
In jewellery the symbolism of the serpent is used to portray both sexual power as well as protection of the wearer, confidence and eternity
|TITLE:||FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE Magnificent Serpent Bangle|
|DATE OF MANUFACTURE:||circa1865|
|MATERIALS:||Enamelled gold, ruby & diamond. Height: 7 cm (2.76 in) Width: 7.5 cm (2.95 in). Internal circumference 18cm (7in). External circumference 22.5 cm (8.8 in). Internal diameter 5.7 cm. Maker's mark MN & eagle's head. Fitted Case. Construction: hinged with an articulated tail.|
|DEALER LOCATION:||London, UK|
|NUMBER OF ITEMS:||1|
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