Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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Morning Glory Collects...
vintage jewelry we enjoy buying, wearing and sharing

 

 

Snakes & Serpents
JEWELRY
 

The
SNAKE or serpent was the symbol of royalty and deity in early Egyptian society. Victorian jewelry often used an entwined snake to symbolize infinity and eternal love. Over the years the snake has also come to symbolize sexuality, rebirth and wisdom.
 

 

 VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake necklace with heart dangle, graduated sized beads, 18" with beads ranging from 1/3" to 2". See a similar version of a snake necklace on page 122 of  Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   #V31294 

CHATELAINE sterling chatelaine. Suspended from a snake in the symbol of infinite love 2-1/2" brooch are: a 2" notepad and pencil; 2" pocket knife; 3-7/8" perfume with tiny glass stopper; 1-1/8" powder and puff; 2" mirror and photo oval, all with matching motif.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View  #a26465 

  VICTORIAN jet Roman style snake necklace with segmented body, 17" long and from 1/2" down to 1/3" wide bead body. The head is 1" by 5/8" and the heart is 5/8".    View   View  #V31839

 

     VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake wrap-around bracelet, 15" long and 5/16" wide. See page 83 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83;  in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51; and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54. View   #V26676   VICTORIAN very unusual textured, black enameled metal segments strung on flat coiled wire snake bracelet with wooden carved head and tail, symbol of infinite love, 9" by 1/2".   View   #V28836        VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake bracelet, 16" total, 1/3" wide each segment. Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83 and in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51.  #V28553

 

   VICTORIAN  Whitby jet snake bracelet with beautifully carved head, about 18" long and 1-3" to 1-8" wide. See page 83 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83;  in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51; and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54.   #V29886 VICTORIAN lady wearing her cameo and matching jet bracelets.   View   View   View   #V29919 VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake bracelet, hand carved head and tail and faceted body, shown in Helen Muller's "Jet" page 83, extended bracelet is 14" long and the snake head is 1-1/4" long and 1/2" wide.    View   #V31828

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, interesting snake-scale chain and etched design on snake's head, 17" with snake's head and leaf 2".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32446

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".    #V32446 and V32563

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".  View  View   View   Both   #V32563

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake bracelet with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, etched design on snake's head, double hinged, 8-1/2" total length with 5/8" wide snake head, can be worn on wrist size 5-1/2" to 7".   View   View   View   #V32799

VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart shaped dangle from snake's mouth has hair compartment on the reverse, interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake's head, circa 1850, 19-3/4" with snake's head and heart 2-1/2".    View   View   View      #V32798 

VICTORIAN snake jewelry with garnets set in yellow gold. All

 

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold and pearl boxed snake bangle with locket, with original box fitted for this bracelet, 6" by 1-1/3" at front with drop and 1/4" band. The heart open to a tiny secret locket, probably too small but for the tiniest of photos. This bracelet weighs about .48 ounces. Because it is 6" around the inside, it fits a wrist slightly smaller than that. The unusual original box adds to this lovely treasure and is perfect for displaying it. It has obviously been well cared for all it's life.   View   View   View   View   View   #V34085 VICTORIAN sterling and cut coral beads coil bangle in the form of a Chinese dragon serpent with ruby eyes, 7" and adjustable by about 5/16" thick. The workmanship is exquisite as the pictures show, with well defined features and an artistic design.    View   View   View   #V34086 VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold snake bracelet with red and green garnets set in embossed head. The bracelet has two hinged sections so it is easy to get on, and one has a replacement pin, repaired long ago in it's history. It comes in it's own fitted box, 6-1/3" and 1" wide at the front. The snake was a symbol of eternal love.    View   View   View    View   View  #V34762

 

   
  SMITH & PEPPER 9 carat yellow gold coil snake bracelet with tiny ruby eyes, hallmarked "S&P, crown-375-anchor-c" and "steel spring" on the back of the snake head, about 12-1/2" long and 1/4" wide. An ad for this Birmingham company can be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi pages 26 and 28. According to the author, Smith & Pepper made jewelry from the late1800s to 1981 and their original factory is now a museum.   View   View   View   #G33018  

 

 

VICTORIAN carnelian, gold, turquoise snake earrings, total length 2". These came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate, Kendal", but I do not know if this was the original box.   View    View   View   View   #V32109

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold snake bracelet with Persian turquoise head and garnet eyes, snake 1-1/2" by 3/4", total 7".  View   View   View   #V32252

SIGNET 14k yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4.   View   #K23878

 

 

 

VICTORIAN gold filled snake brooch with green and red rhinestones and etched design on head, 1-3/4".   View   #V29250    

   "Fine rolled gold plate brooches."
Including a snake brooch.
RCF Catalogue 1892

VICTORIAN hair brooch, tiny two-sided glass covered compartments, snake frame, 1". In Victorian times, the snake was the symbol of eternal love.   View   #V27356  

 

VICTORIAN silver snake earrings in silver with banded agate cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires, 2-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V31982 VICTORIAN sterling snake wrap bracelet circa 1880, total length 21-3/4" by 5/16", spreads about 3" wide on wrist.    View   #V32410 VICTORIAN chatelaine clip with serpents and scrolls design, "LL Sterling 230", 2".   View   View   #A28841 

 

SNAKE REFERENCE:

Snake Mythology- Wikipedia
Snake Mythology
Serpent Mythology

 

VICTORIAN snake of lava segments strung on a wire coil bracelet circa 1880, 10-3/4" by about 1/4" to 1/2" wide.   View   #V32364

VICTORIAN silver snake coil bangle, wearable length around 6-5/8", total length 7" by 1-1/4" wide at the front. The coiled double snake heads were a symbol of eternal love. There is a slight dimple at the top of one knob, as seen in picture.   View   View    #V35504   

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
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