A Baccarat red snake weight
Mid 19th Century
The red reptile with darker mottled markings and black and white eyes, lying coiled on a sand-dune mound with green and silvered inclusions
3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.
A similar weight was sold in these Rooms on 11 February 1986, lot 61 and another in our New York Rooms on 14 March 1985, lot 93. Also cf. McCawley, op. cit.(1968), pl. 13, no. 90 (b).