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Lot 1: Gold and enamel serpent necklace, mid 19th century
South African Art, Jewellery & Decorative Arts
October 8, 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
Gold and enamel serpent necklace, mid 19th century
designed as an articulated snake, the engraved royal blue enamelled head set with cabochon ruby eyes and decorated with half pearls,
old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, with a locket attached to its mouth, some enamel loss, in an imperfect fitted case, length approximately