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French 18ct Gold Snake Ring

895L
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A lovely coiled snake ring that was made in France circa 1860. It has been engraved with criss cross lines along it’s body. Snakes featured heavily in the myths of ancient Greece and Rome. They were reviled for their ability to shed their skin, meaning that they were seen as a symbol of regeneration and rebirth. This association with regeneration and fertility suggests links to the Georgian and Victorian connotations between snakes and “Eternal love”.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

French

Materials

Gold

Hallmarks

Eagle's head (French 18ct gold mark)
Maker's mark unidentified

Measurements

Width at widest point on top 1.1 cm

Item Number

895L
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