11 June 2009
Property from an Estate
AN ANTIQUE EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD SERPENT NECKLACE
Designed as a tapered coiled gold serpent, with sculpted gold scales, to the old mine-cut diamond and square-cut emerald head, with cabochon ruby eyes, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1860, 17 ins.
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Cf. David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewelry, Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 2003, pages 114 to 117
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