An antique jewelled gold snake necklace


its head mounted with a cabochon blue sapphire and old brilliant cut diamonds, its eyes set with rubies, the snake’s long articulated body delicately engraved with scales, the necklace can be worn at various lengths and orientations by the provision of multiple fixings, the sapphire is of Burmese origin and entirely natural with no indication of heat treatment.

60.5 cm long.

French, circa 1875.