Lot 27
Property of a North Carolina Collector

Tested 14-Karat Yellow-Gold, Diamond and Ruby 'Serpent' Bangle, Tiffany & Co.
Circa 1900
Having a coiled sprung body with a basketweave pattern imitating scales terminating in a head set with a pavé of rose-cut diamonds (four diamonds missing) and the eyes set with round cabochon rubies. Stamped on the neck Tiffany & Co and inscribed with illegible numbers. Together with a purple velvet fitted presentation box.
Gross weight: 27.6 dwt.
Approximate resting circumference: 4-3/8 in (11.1 cm)

Estimate $12,000-15,000

For a similar example, see Bonhams, Hong Kong, Rare Jewels and Jadeite, November 30, 2016, lot 608

Four rose-cut diamonds are missing. Basketweave 'scales' near the head show wear/loosened, otherwise no apparent issues. Box is not stamped.

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Sold for $19,000