Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes

$ 7,200.00 

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Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes

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.

Materials

18k gold
Ruby

Age

c. 1870 - 1880

Dimensions

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.

Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes
Victorian Era Woven Snake Bracelet in 18k Gold with Ruby Eyes