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The end of the WWI heralded a revolt against the excesses of the Edwardian and Belle Epoque eras. The Great War had ravaged European cultural centers, women had stepped in to fill industrial roles left vacant by men called to the front, and the wealth of the nobility had been severely dented. In this rapid-changing environment, the Art Deco design movement emerged.

The jewelry designers of the Art Deco period embraced modernism and the advances in technological innovation and machinery. A new genre of design was born – bold, geometric shapes with clean lines and symmetry, providing a more industrial feel.

While a departure from our Victorian theme for the day, this sumptuous snake chain is 10.8g and measures out to 30". Circa 1930 and stunning, the chain boasts a delightful C clasp.


Materials and Features: sterling silver 

Age/Origin: Art Deco, c. 1930

Measurements: 10.8 grams, 30"

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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