Borrowing from history, a hand grasping a serpent hook, or snake hook, to suspend from a chain and gather your favorite charms, or to wear as is ... available in sterling silver or bronze.
- description -
A beautifully detailed Victorian gloved hand holding an ornate serpent with its head curved to create a hook. Notice the detail on both the front and back side of the charm. The hand holding a serpent is solid, not hollow.
The hook would have hooked over a button, through a buttonhole, or over a belt.
Snake, or serpent, jewelry was very popular in the 19th century and was symbolic of eternity.
*Important note - the serpent head is a bit large and does not allow some of our wax seal charms to slip over its head as is, so if you're ordering to wear with previously purchased suegray jewelry wax seal charms we're happy to swap out the rings/bails for larger ones so they will fit over the serpent head ... contact us for details. Moving forward, we will be using larger rings/bails so this will not be an issue.
Charm bails with an inside diameter of 5mm or larger will easily slip over the serpent head and if your charm occupies very little space within that bail it's possible a 4mm inside diameter may fit over the serpent head.
The original 19th century gilt hand holding serpent hook was part of an old watch chain and had a few rough spots but was transformed with a little bit of love before being reproduced in sterling silver and bronze.
- hand holding serpent length - 1 3/4" (45mm)
- hand holding serpent width - 5/8" (15mm)
- sterling silver bail loop - 5mm (6/32") inside diameter - it will accommodate a rather thick chain
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- metal - sterling silver (.925 silver) or bronze
- listing is for one hand holding serpent hook
- the scottish thistle wax seal charms and bee wax seal charm sold separately
- the last photo shows the plain serpent hook next to the hand holding a serpent hook
Find more charm hooks and holders here.
Impressed with history!