The fabulous green of these snakes will be reflected in your friends' envious faces when you show up to the party. Festive green enamel with specks of gold and blue make these wearable from the holidays straight through to spring, summer and fall.
Margot van Voorhies Carr was an American who moved to Mexico and designed Pre-Colombian inspired jewelry in the epicenter of sterling silver, Taxco, from 1940-74. She began using enamel in the 1950's - and one of her best designs was this fabulous colorful snake which she worked into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and of course cufflinks. Tiny forked tongues and reptilian texture on the head's underside exemplify Margot's attention to detail.
Vintage sterling silver and enamel. Marked Margot de Taxco. Very good condition with a small area of worn enamel at the tip of one snake's nose (left snake in images). Cuff clasps have been stabilized. As sterling silver is a pliable metal, please take care when transporting and storing to prevent links from being bent.
Shown with our Emerald Garden Jewel Box.
With their bulbous heads and vibrant green skin, these snakes bring to mind the Green Tree Python or Emerald Tree Boa, neither of which live in Mexico....but the country has plenty of snakes! Of the 3,000 species in the world, nearly 400 live in Mexico.
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