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 so charm bails with an inside diameter of 4mm - 5mm or larger will easily slip 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!