Art Deco Silver & Enamel Coiled Snake Bracelet
The snake has been a powerful image since the Victorian era and continues to be popular even in modern jewelry. It has been an inspiration for jewelry design for ages, often used to symbolize eternity, everlasting love, life and protection.
A fabulous silver and enamel snake bracelet from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! Made of 830 silver, the bracelet portrays the coiled body of a snake with a flexible mesh body. The snakes head is beautifully enameled with an intricate and detailed green, turquoise, red and white design. Turquoise rhinestones act as the eyes and his mouth is open revealing its piercing silver teeth and tongue. The bracelet is coiled fairly tightly, however, it easily stretches open to fit a normal sized wrist. On the underside of the snakes head are the markings "830/0". When worn on a small sized wrist, the bracelet wraps around 4 times. A fun piece for the snake collector!
Measurement: The bracelet is very difficult to measure in length because it is coiled fairly tightly. When not being worn, the diameter in the center of the snake is approximately 1 1/2". The snakes body is approximately 1/4" wide and a little more than 1/8" thick. The head of the snake measures 1/2" at its widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. The enamel is in excellent condition and there is no damage to the silver body of the snake.