Vintage 1940s Forstner Gold Filled Snake Bracelet

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A much sought after gold filled snake bracelet by Forstner. A 1947 Harper's Bazaar ad describes this bracelet as a 'coiled serpent bracelet available in yellow or white and only at leading department and specialty stores.' The bracelet was available as a single coil serpent or double coil. This particular bracelet is a double coil. The head measures 1 inch long by 5/8 inch wide at widest part. Total length from nose to tail is 17-7/8 inches. The flexible body allows the bracelet to adjust to any wrist size. The head is ornately engraved on both sides. The little hole that appears beneath its nose appears on all of these particular bracelets created by this company, so I must conclude that it was manufactured this way and does not indicate that a part is missing. Extremely Fine condition with no damage or repairs. Hallmarked, Forstner 1/20 12k GF which indicates that this bracelet is gold-filled. Jewelry marked 1/20 G.F. 12 Kt. is at least 1/20th gold and is layered with 12 karat gold. To be classified as gold-filled, a piece must be at least 1/20 gold by weight. Gift boxed. (Box is not vintage)
(Item #20057)

  • Circa: 1947.
  • Composition: Gold filled.
  • Maker: Forstner.
  • Dimensions: 17-7/8 inches from nose to tail. Body 1/4 inch wide tapering to 1/8 inch at tail. Head 1 inch long x 5/8 inch at widest part.

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