Offered by: Macklowe Gallery, Ltd
445 Park Avenue New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.644.6400

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Turquoise and Gold Serpent Locket Necklace

$ 19,500
  • Description
    Dating from the 1840s, this gold serpent necklace with heart-shaped locket is set with turquoise, diamonds, and rubies. The tapering flexible necklace of gold S-form links resembling a snake’s patterned body is designed as a serpent with pave-set turquoise cabochon head with cabochon ruby eyes and diamond accents grasping its tail in its mouth, and suspending a pave-set turquoise heart with reverse locket compartment. An ancient motif that is still beloved and relevant to the stylish jewels of today, this flexible and colorful serpent gently graces the neck in gold and blue tones, enhanced by with subtle diamond and ruby sparkle.


    Item #: N-20044
    Circa: 1840s-1850s
    Size: 15.25” length
    Materials: Cabochon turquoise; 2 Old mine-cut diamonds (total approximate weight 0.40 carat); 2 Cabochon rubies (total approximate weight 0.24 carat); 18K Gold (total approximate weight 39.1 grams)
    Literature: Similar necklace pictured in Victorian Jewellery, by Margaret Flowers, South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1967, pp. 56 and figure 9
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Cabochon turquoise; 2 Old mine-cut diamonds (total approximate weight 0.40 carat); 2 Cabochon rubies (total approximate weight 0.24 carat); 18K Gold (total approximate weight 39.1 grams)
    Condition: Good.
    Gemstones: Diamond, Ruby, Turquoise
    Metals: Gold
    Styles / Movements: Mid-Century
    Dealer Reference #: N-20044
    Incollect Reference #: 563407
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Macklowe Gallery is the world's premier dealer of museum-quality 20th century decorative arts, and the largest global home of authenticated Tiffany Lamps.

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