Animal inspiration is omnipresent in the history of jewellery, particularly the motif of the snake. On 3 November, Gislain Aucremanne, Heritage Curator Director at Bulgari, will give a lecture titled “The snake in jewelry, a precious and sinuous symbol”. From ancient jewellery to Victorian era reptiles, from extra-European talismans to the famous jewellery icon of the Bulgari house in Rome, the lecture will address the figure of the snake as a symbol of rebirth and transformation, a motif that has traversed all civilisations. Fascinating, sensual, exotic… It’s no surprise that the snake has become one of the most represented animals in the history of jewellery.
1st November 2023