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Lot 1: Gold and enamel serpent necklace, mid 19th century

South African Art, Jewellery & Decorative Arts

by Strauss & Co

October 8, 2012

Cape Town, South Africa

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Description: 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

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