Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mastery of Design: The Winged Serpent Bracelet, 1975

Winged Serpent Bracelet, 1975
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This articulated bracelet is in the form of a winged serpent with a head of carved buffalo horn set with ruby eyes. Three pear-shaped diamonds are set at the beast’s neck, and smaller diamonds grace each segment of the thinner tail section. This unusual bracelet fastens by threading the tail of the serpent through its jaws.  Neat!

It was made in London in 1975 by David Courts and Bill Hacket.  

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