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Art Nouveau Serpent Cufflinks

Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)

Entwined Serpents!

Two rattlesnakes intertwine amid a tangle of foliage and vines. These vintage cufflinks are beautifully sculpted with the scaled bodies and menacing rattles of the rattlesnakes finely detailed. The twisted bodies of the serpents curl around the edges of the cufflinks to create a dramatic border. A wonderful example of Art Nouveau design. Created by Krementz & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)

An unusual feature of these cufflinks is that the entwined snake motif is repeated on the backs.  In the years around 1900 the backs of most cufflinks were left unadorned or merely engraved with the initials of the wearer  -  in short the backs were somewhat plain and uninteresting.  To rectify this Krementz & Co. began creating cufflinks with the backs decorated with the same or a similar design as the fronts.  These cufflinks are sometimes referred to as "Krementz doubles".

Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)

The serpentine fronts and backs are connected with sturdy curved bridges and split "crow foot" braces.  As with all fine cufflinks, the beauty of the design is matched by the care and skill with which the cufflinks were crafted.

Close-up of Krementz maker's mark. (J9248)

The maker's mark of Krementz & Co. (a stylized collar button) is stamped on the bridges just to the right of the "14K" gold purity mark.  The firm was founded in 1866 and created elegant cufflinks and other jewels during the late Victorian era and much of the 20th century.

Name:  Entwined Serpents

Cost:  $885

Measurements:  The oval tops of these 14kt cufflinks are  3/4" long and  9/16" wide.  They weigh a total of  4.8 grams. 

References:  If you wish to learn more about Krementz & Co. and the elegant cufflinks the firm created,  you may enjoy Krementz Double Cufflinks

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