London, South Kensington
12 November 2002
An English mid 19th century gold, sapphire and enamel serpent ring,
the head mounted with sapphire carved in the form of clasped hands of fede type, and with gem-set eyes, the engraved coiled body with black enamel exterior decoration and pale turquoise enamel on the interior.
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C.f Victoria and Albert Museum Jewellery Gallery, Case 34, Board C, no. 31, for a ring of similar serpent design and enamel decoration dated 1846.
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