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CHARLES BOUTET DE MONVEL (1855-1913)

Symbolist Serpent Ring

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CHARLES BOUTET DE MONVEL (1855-1913)

Symbolist Serpent Ring

Gold, enamel, lapis & malacite

H  2.20 cm (0.87 in)  |  W  2.00 cm (0.79 in)

Origin France, c. 1900
Marks Signed 'B. de Monvel'
Condition Very good

The snake is considered divine, a symbol of immortality, a protective talisman. The crystal is a natural amalgam of malachite and lapis lazuli, long considered to have Metaphysical and Healing Properties.
This exceptional ring would not have looked out of place with the famous Sarah Bermhardt bracelet designed by Alphonse Mucha & made by Georges Fouquet.
Ring Size: |UK:O½| |US:7.5| |EU:55.7| |Asia:15|

Literature:
cf. The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery
The Designers A-K, Alastair Duncan 1994, p. 94-107

Price Code

Ref No   8134

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