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FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE Magnificent Serpent Bangle

Offered By Tadema Gallery

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

FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE Magnificent Serpent Bangle

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OF THE PERIOD: Victorian
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa1865
PERIOD: Victorian
MATERIALS NOTES: 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.
METAL: 18k Gold
STONE: Ruby, Diamond
CONDITION: Very good
DEALER LOCATION: London, United Kingdom
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: JU1209093643
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Tadema Gallery
10 Charlton PlaceCamden Passage, Islington London, N1 8AJ United Kingdom 44 207 359 1055
Dealer Reference Number: 7640
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