FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE Magnificent Serpent Bangle

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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
Details
Creator
Unknown
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
circa1865
Period
Victorian
Other Characteristics
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
Diamond
Ruby
Condition
Excellent. Very good.
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU1209093643
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