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Late Victorian Serpent Cufflinks

Krementz serpent cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J8832)

Victorian Serpents!

Late Victorian cufflinks with writhing, intertwined snakes.  During the Victorian era intertwined or coiled snakes were a symbol of good fortune and eternity.  For example, Queen Victoria's engagement ring was designed as a snake encircling her finger.  On these cufflinks the snakes are entwined with what appears to be a clematis vine,  a Victorian symbol for ingenuity.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890.


Krementz serpent cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J8832)

These cufflinks are beautifully modeled with exceptional detail.  Note how the bodies of the snakes form the border of the cufflinks complete with reptilian scales.  Another nice aspects of these cufflinks is that the snake-and-vine motif is scaled down and repeated on the backs.  Often the backs of Victorian cufflinks were left plain or merely engraved with the intials of the original owner.


Krementz serpent cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J8832)

The cufflinks are beautifully constructed.  The elegant tops attach with sturdy "crow foot" bridges to the decorated backs.  The elegance and simplicity of the design is matched by the goldsmith's attention to the finish and small details.

Close up of maker's mark of Krementz & Co. (J8832)

These cufflinks were crafted by Krementz & Company.  Krementz was founded in 1866 and created beautiful cufflinks and other jewels during the Victorian and later periods.  The Krementz hallmark, a stylized collar button, can be seen just to the right of the "14K" precious metal mark.

Name:  Victorian Serpents!

Cost:  Although these elegant cufflinks have sold,  you will find many more elegant pairs in the Antique Cufflinks Gallery.

Measurements:  These elegant 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of  4.9 grams.  The oval tops are  3/4" long and  9/16" wide.


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