Exceptionally tiny teeth and fangs are just the beginning of the amazing detail in these fabulous earrings. A stylized geometric pattern covers the entire snake head, and even the clip backs have flair. A pretty floral design appears on the outward facing clip, with swirls continuing onto the inside where the clip meets your lobe.
Vintage silver tone metal. Made by Whiting & Davis (marked) for their 1960's Jewels of Cleopatra collection. (Also marked with patent #1967965 which is a 1934 patent for a clip design used by many companies, even today.) Excellent condition.
Venomous snakes have one of three kinds of fangs: long hinged fangs at the front of the mouth that fold up for space [so efficient!], shorter fixed fangs, or even smaller ones at the back of the mouth. Some of the folding variety are up to two inches long. Yikes.
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