Art Deco Celluloid Double Headed Snake Bangle

Regular price $198.00
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Art Deco Celluloid Double Headed Snake Bangle

Regular price $198.00
Unit price
per 

Snake themed jewelry has been slithering its way into our hearts for thousands of years.

Representing everything from loyalty and love to rebirth, transformations, sexuality and desire, these sacred serpents have have been idolized across cultures and time.

However, it wasn't until 1839, when Queen Victoria was engaged to Prince Albert, that the snake was catapulted into the mainstream to became the most iconic motif in jewelry.

The Queen's golden serpent engagement ring set a trend throughout Europe and soon snake-themed jewelry was at the forefront of fashion -- and it continued its reign throughout the following Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

This remarkable double headed snake bangle hails from the 1930s. Each head is hand carved and set with green paste eyes.

It has a carved and overdyed scale pattern that has then been clear coated in lacquer. To the naked eye, it almost looks like a moiré pattern, but under magnification it is an intricate pattern that mimics snake skin. It is very unusual.

Additional Details
Date: 1930s
Materials: Celluloid, Paste 
Measurements: 8"
Markings: None
Condition: Very Good
There are two small spots on the top of one of the snake heads where it looks like the bracelet may have been burned, possibly by a cigarette. I'm sure there is probably a wild tale behind what happened, but all we get is the leftover character that it left.
Cleaning and Care
Clean gently with warm soap and water and a soft bristled brush. 

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