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Unusually striking 1920s gilt metal double snake armlet


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!


  • Creator
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1920s to 30s
  • Period
  • Metal
    Gilt Metal
  • 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

    W 3 in. x Dm 3 in.

    W 7.62 cm x Dm 7.62 cm

  • Diameter
    3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Weight
    60 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
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