ANTIQUE VICTORIAN WHITBY JET CAMEO DROP EARRINGS CIRCA 1860
An unusual pair of Antique mid-Victorian earrings dating Circa 1860. The earrings are hand carved from Whitby Jet and feature a detailed side portrait of an elegant lady with flowers in her hair.
Whitby Jet is a type of brown coal, a fossilised wood from an ancient tree. It was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victoria who used Whitby Jet as part of her mourning attire.
The earrings are very unique with a fancy coiling design around the edge of the cameo. They are steeped in Victorian history and hang beautifully from their original metal hook wires.
WEIGHT: 7.4 grams together
MEASURE: Width 23mm x Height 45mm x Depth 9mm
METAL: Base Metal
MATERIAL: Whitby Jet
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1860
CONDITION: Good – Some minor wear to the Whitby Jet
ITEM NUMBER: 4760