London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
An antique gold, enamel and gem snake necklace,
the well modelled black enamel head set with an opal cabochon with rose-cut diamond surround and red gem eyes, to the black enamel turquoise set articulated link body terminating in a looped tail, defects and deficiencies throughout, in a fitted case.
See plate 13
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By family repute this necklace was a gift from King Edward VII to Mrs. Keppel.
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