Antique silver gilt and red paste chandelier earrings, late 19th century

AU$1,700.00

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These large and spectacular silver gilt earrings from the 19th century have a delightful flowing bow design, accented with red square pastes in round pie-crust settings.

Probably made in the Iberian peninsula, jewels like this are difficult to date exactly. The quality of the engraving and construction, the light weight and even the use of silver gilt all point to antique workmanship.

The screw fittings, which are probably not original, could be converted for pierced ears.

There are 10 components in each earring and all are separately articulated – giving marvellous movement when worn.

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• Handmade in silver guilt
• Set with 12 bright red emerald cut pastes
• Approximately 8.1cm (almost 3 1/4 inches) long, not including screw-back fittings; 3.2cm (almost 1 1/3 inch) wide
• Weight is 10.2 grams
• In very good antique condition: the end drops are a slightly different colour and are probably a later addition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique gold necklace is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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