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Gold 2-strand Snake Chain 1940s Necklace by Forstner

Gold 2-strand Snake Chain 1940s Necklace by Forstner

USD$175.00

Additional information

Maker

Forstner

Size

Shorter strand with clasp: 15 3/4" x 1/8"; longer strand with clasp: 16 3/4" x 1/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

c.1946-1948 (based on magazine ads)

Marks

"FORSTNER 1/20 12KT G.F."

Reference

Various issues of "Vogue"

This two-strand, gold-filled snake chain necklace is the epitome of mid- to late-1940s style. At that time, snake chains were made into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, brooches, and watchbands. Forstner made theirs in rhodium-plated sterling silver, gold-filled, and 10k and 14k gold. Different versions were advertised in Vogue from 1946-1948. An ad for a three-strand necklace like this one was in the November 15, 1948 issue. Scroll down to see complementary bracelets by this maker.

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