This gilded mesh belt / necklace is an early couture accessory by French designer Emanuel Ungaro.
The wide goldtone snake chain measures 36 inches end to end and clasps at the cat face with red rhinestone eyes. It's 31 inches long as a belt.
Worn as a necklace, it can be worn long at 31 inches or doubled and dropped through as shown in photos. In this way, it's about 16 inches around...a perfect length for dramatic impact.
The chain is 1/2 inch wide and the mesh weave gives it great snake-like flex. The gilt metal shines with a rich glow.
The back of the cat head is hallmarked ~ EU PARIS - EMANUEL UNGARO ~. Excellent vintage condition. c1970s. A rare piece by a great designer...his accessories / jewelry are hard to find.
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