ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ETRUSCAN REVIVAL ENAMEL PEARL DROP EARRINGS BOXED CIRCA 1860
An exquisite pair of Antique Etruscan revival double drop earrings dating from the mid-Victorian era, Circa 1860.
Both earrings are Gold gilt and feature ornate decoration with Golden balls and a hinged swing at the bottom lined with five pointed tassels. In the centre of each sits a six-pointed star bordered in blue Enamel and crowned with a Pearl.
Etruscan revival pieces were crafted in the mid 1800s when ancient Etruscan jewellery was unearthed in tombs outside of Rome beginning a fascination with the style and giving birth to these beautiful pieces which were fashioned using the same ancient techniques.
They are a fascinating pair and hang from 18ct Gold hook wires. They come with a newer earring box with cream velvet interior which is not original to the piece but a perfect place to store them.
WEIGHT: 10.90 grams together
MEASURE: Width 17mm x Height 53mm x Depth 8mm
METAL: Gold gilt/ 18ct Gold wires (Tested)
AGE: Victorian. Circa 1860
ITEM NUMBER: 20-465