Victorian Flexible Serpent Necklace

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A strikingly constructed mid Victorian gold-filled serpent necklace. The textured serpent’s flexible body/chain goes through the triple-coiled tail, and the head/pendant screws into the chain. The handsome snake’s head has garnet paste eyes and a beautifully faceted large amethyst paste on its head. It also has a dangling gold drop from the head looking like the snake’s tongue. The necklace comfortably wears off the neck for an average neck sized person. Signs of wear are shown in a few areas of the outer side of the chain, on each tip, and the coiled area. The amethyst paste has a chipped area on the edge, but because of multiple facets, it is hardly noticeable. The pendant/head is in good condition. The necklace has a substantial weight feel, and definitely a hard to come by snake piece.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    C.1860
  • Period
    1860-1869
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU50931940493
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2016

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Located in New York, NY

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