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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HAND CARVED LAVA STONE MEDUSA EARRINGS CIRCA 1850

Product Code: 19-766i
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An exquisite pair of antique Victorian earrings depicting the Gorgon Medusa who was known in Greek mythology for her venomous stare which was said to turn any who gazed upon her to stone.

Each earring is hand carved from Volcanic Lava stone displaying expert high relief workmanship across each face with detailed wings and snakes slithering from the top of the head.  

In the early 19th century during the 'Grand Tour' days of the English aristocracy, tourists who visited archaeological ruins in Italy brought Lava stone home as souvenirs and had them made into fabulous jewellery pieces that were created depicting Gods, heroes and creatures from ancient mythology.   

The earrings are complete with 18ct Yellow Gold wires which hold these spectacular earrings in place. They are a unique antique find and steeped in history.  

WEIGHT: 23.5 grams together 

MEASURES: 25mm width x 27mm height x 15mm depth 

METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold

STONES: Volcanic Lava stone

AGE: Victorian, Circa 1850

CONDITION: Excellent

ITEM NUMBER: 19-766

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