1930s Art Deco Gold Snake Bracelet

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A rare golden Art Deco snake to wrap around your wrist. Created by the Andreas Daub company which has been making jewelry for 130 years in Germany, England and France. The gold has been skillfully embossed with a very Art Deco design. A piece of bezel set faceted topaz glass sparkles on the snake's head. The body is segmented and the segments slide along a flexible brass band so that it will fit any wrist size. Very Fine condition with no dents or dings. The finish is rolled gold which is equivalent to gold-filled in the United States. This means that a layer of gold has been bonded to base metal under extreme pressure. In the United States, 12ct gold is normally used for the surface layer. No signs of wear to the metal on the outside of the bracelet but some scratching and wear to the rolled gold finish on the inside. This does not show when the bracelet is worn. The snakes head and tail have a few areas of tarnish which would indicate that the gold layer is thinning and the base metal is showing through. Rather than detracting, this gives the serpent's head and tail more definition. The faceted glass is free of chips and scratches but when viewed with a loupe, the top oval facet shows wear along the cut edges. Again, this can't be seen when worn and I couldn't get it to show up in the photos. The faceted glass is full of sparkle and inner fire. 8-1/2 inches from nose to tail. When not expanded, inner circumference is 7 inches. Hallmarked Rolled Gold A * D Foreign. Gift boxed. (The box is not vintage.)
(Item #20038)

  • Circa: 1930s
  • Composition: Rolled gold and faceted glass gemstone.
  • Topaz Faceted Glass: 10mm x 6mm.
  • Size: Inner circumference 7 inches not expanded. Band 3/8 inch wide tapering to 1/8 inch at tip of tail. Head 1-1/4 inch x 3/4 inch wide at widest part.
  • Hallmark: Rolled Gold A * D Foreign.

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