Victorian Sterling Silver Snake Chain Slide Necklace 56"
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 wonderful snake slide necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this necklace is comprised of an extra long snake chain that is adorned with a decorative serpentine slide. The 3-dimensional slide forms the shape of the snake, whose tail coils around the chain. Its head and body are embossed to create a scaly texture. The slide moves in both directions, adjusting the placement of the chain as desired. A smooth silver bead can also slide along the chain as a further accent. At the center of the necklace is a silver watch swivel clasp, making it possible to hang a complimentary pendant or locket at the base. A lovely Victorian piece, this chain is perfect for the snake lover, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The chain measures 56" in total length, with the watch swivel clasp hanging 3/4" long at the center. The snake slide measures 1 5/8" long, and is 1/2" at the widest and thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. The slide and accent bead move freely and easily along the chain. The watch swivel clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is normal for Victorian era jewelry, but can be polished if a brighter look is desired.