Vivienne Becker, The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May to 24 July 1987, London, page 120, plate 111
The serpent was a prominent motif used by René Lalique throughout his career. The subject's powerful symbolism evoked such references as Medusa and the story of Eve. The scrolling serpent body was also an ideal form for the Art Nouveau style. Lalique designed several jewels incorporating serpents as well as a variety of objects including works in bronze and glass.