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PAUL BRIANCON
Art Nouveau Snake Ring
Gold Enamel Emerald Diamond
H: 2.9 cm (1.14 in) 
French, c.1900
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Provenance: Family descent
Minor enamel repair
Literature: Serpentina - Snake Jewellery from around the World, Fritz Falk, 2011, ISBN 978-3-89790-354-8, illustrated pl.127
A Wonderful Serpent Ring embodying a very long cultural history of the snake in relation to danger, sexuality & eternity. The Serpent & Paradise, Minoan priestesses & Belle Epoque decadence. One can see why the Serpent was so beloved by Lalique & the Symbolists.Reserved

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