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ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' NECKLACE, BULGARI
ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' NECKLACE, BULGARI
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ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' NECKLACE, BULGARI

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ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' NECKLACE, BULGARI
Black enamel, marquise-cut diamonds, gold, 1970s, 39.0 cm, signed Bvlgari
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Lot Essay

SERPENTI
Emblematic of the Roman jewellery house Bulgari, the serpents are anchored in the history of humanity, especially in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythologies; they are a recurrent figure in jewellery and symbols of eternal renewal, wisdom, vitality and seduction.
In the 1940s, thanks to gold tubular bands called Tubogas, whose flexibility allowed to reproduce the fluidity of the animal, the first evocated snakes watches and bracelets appeared in Bulgari’s collections.
In the 1960s, when Rome became the new Hollywood, famous actors and actresses were often seen strolling down Via Condotti. Perhaps the most famous actress at the time, Elizabeth Taylor, became a prestigious muse for Bulgari, wearing a magnificent gold, diamond and emerald 'Serpenti' bracelet watch during the shooting of Cleopatra in 1962.

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