Victorian Hairwork Snake Bracelet

Rare Victorian semi-rigid flexible bracelet of braided and tightly-woven light brown human hair terminating in a snake's head and tail. 15 karat gold mountings. The finely engraved snake's head is extremely detailed and the scales are individually incised to mimic an actual snake's scales. The underside of the head is lightly engraved as well.

c. 1840 to 1860 Victorian Hairwork Snake Bracelet

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