Prepare to be charmed by this fabuous enamel snake bracelet. Of top German quality and design, this bracelet is a work of art that has lived a wonderful life and been beautifully preserved.
From Germany, circa 1890-1910, this bracelet is hand crafted of 900 Silver in an 8mm wide reticulated mesh coil design. Intricate enameling in hues of cobalt blue and ivory emulate realistic snake skin scales. From head to tail, the rich cobalt blue and ivory enamel offers engaging detail and contrast. The snake's head measures approximately 1 inch by 1/2" and it is beautifully finished in an ivory enamel base, a symbolic pattern in cobalt blue with red enamel eyes and accents.
The snake's open mouth displays a mouthful of detailed silver teeth crafted of silver as well as a silver forked tongue, amazingly all intact. The serpent's teeth are sharp enough to hold its own tail, a detail which magically can convert this into a stunning bangle bracelet. The base of the serpent's head is solid 900 silver. All of the enamelwork is completely intact. No chips or missing pieces.
The bracelet will conform to fit any size wrist up to an 8.5" wrist, with a variance in wrap based on your wrist size. On a 6-1/4-6-1/2" wrist, the bracelet will rest at about a 30 degree angle, with a total width of approximately 3/4".
The bracelet weighs 26.2 grams. It is hallmarked "900", along with the "DRGM" stamp (for Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster, the registration mark of the German Reich). This patent protection mark was used in Germany from 1891, all the way through the Allied occupation that ended in 1949.
German silversmiths of the 19th and 20th century created masterpieces second to none. We don't see much 900 silver jewelry items from Germany, with most being 800-835 silver before the jump to Sterling Silver at the beginning of the 20th century. The Imperial DRGM patent of Germany will not be found on many silver jewelry items available here in the USA. This system was an early fray into patent registration with exclusive rights for a limited time. After the fall of Germany, it is believed that the DRGM records were destroyed. German jewelry designers and metalsmiths produced spectacular specimens of inordinate quality, with craftsmanship second to none.
This fascinating bracelet is a unique piece of art history. The coil snaked is symbolic of eternity. It is not only beautiful to look at, it can be worn and enjoyed without worry, as it should be. Everything about this bracelet is superb. Its splendid snake motif design, Old World Craftsmanship that has withstood the test of time, and uncanny quality in its fine enameling and preservation.
We never tire of being astonished by the quality and precision craftsmanship of German silver jewelry. Rarely do we find such intricate enamelwork in such pristine condition. This is a bracelet destined to charm and enchant everyone--all over again. Why be ordinary?
This intriguing bracelet will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage.
Shipment is fast & free to USA via USPS Priority Insured Mail with FedEx upgrades available. International shipment is Federal Express International Priority, 3 days to most locations, 5 days to Australia from NC.
Happy 17th Birthday to Cameo Couture @ Ruby Lane. Buy with confidence.
Extraordinary Egyptian Revival Coiled Snake Enamel & 900 Silver Bracelet
$1,695 $2,695 SALE
USPS Priority Mail
|Est. Sales Tax:||TBD|
|Combinable for shipping discounts|