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Ring with an engraved gold and blue enamel serpent entwined around a band of ribbed brown hair. The serpent's head has an open mouth and small ruby eyes. Inscribed, full set of hallmarks & maker's mark.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 121, p.168
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 Jul- Sep, London, British Museum (G90), 'Woven in hair a recent gift of hairwork jewellery'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by donor from Lowther Antiques (Pat Novissimo) at Camden Passage 8.3.95.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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