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Vermeil Sterling 1940s Snake Bracelet by Forstner

Vermeil Sterling 1940s Snake Bracelet by Forstner

CAD$250.00

Additional information

Maker

Forstner

Size

2 1/4" diameter (bracelet wraps, so size is flexible)

Condition

Excellent (minor wear to gold plating on the inside)

Date

1947

Marks

"FORSTNER STERLING"

Reference

December 1, 1947 ad in "Vogue"

This 1940s gold-plated sterling silver snake bracelet by Forstner has a beautifully detailed head and a body that tapers to the tail, which illustrates a popular motif in the Retro Modern style of the decade. Forstner Chain Corporation was well-known for its flexible spiral bracelets, and this one is a fine example. The dark areas in the photos are reflections of the camera. This piece was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Vogue at a price of $10. Scroll down to see other Forstner flexible spiral bracelets.

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