Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
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A Victorian-era bracelet, made in the form of a snake, that wraps the wrist three times. The body of the bracelet is constructed with intricately woven, continuous lengths of gold wire--- this miraculous construction closely resembles the scales of a living snake. Our snake friend's face is especially beautiful, with a cute, slightly-upturned nose; his head is realistically detailed, both dimensionally and with engraving. His eyes are small, natural, faceted rubies. He has sharp little teeth, and a forked tongue that pokes out from behind them. The condition of this bracelet is outstanding. Origin is likely French.
c. 1870 - 1880
Weight is approx 43 grams. Rubies measure approx 2 mm. Length is approx 23.25". Closed width is approx 1.25". Fit is very adjustable, but (to preserve the weave for the future) fit is best for wrists 6 1/2 inches and smaller. This bracelet was, however, made to be worn in various positions on the arm, both above and below the elbow.