Unusually striking 1920s gilt metal double snake armlet

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About

This wonderful bracelet is a great rendition of a perennial theme. Normally single, this is a double headed example which makes it rarer. It has a lovely soft lightish gilt patina and fine quality engine turning on the body of the snakes. The heads are somewhat cruder, but no less appealing for it, giving the piece a handmade look and they are capped off with red bead eyes.
Although meant for the upper arm it looks great on the middle of the forearm as well. A true 1920s classic!

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Condition
    Good. This bracelet is made of rigid metal not the expandable sort often seen in these bracelets..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    3 in. W
    8 cm W
  • Diameter
    3
  • Weight
    60g
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU30921147302
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 19 hours

Located in London, GB

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