A Fashionista's Dream - Long Piqué Earrings
Sure to garner glances of envy, these fashionable and very long and lean antique Victorian earrings showcase the lost decorative art of inserting metal into a medium to form designs. Fantastic silver piqué detailing carries patterns reminiscent of 18th century motifs of baskets with trailing vines and flowers in a luxuriously length of natural tortoiseshell. These earrings are light on the ear and fashion forward with a modern overall form, it is difficult to believe that they were not specifically created for Fashion Week.
Measurements: 3-7/8 inches (9.6 cm) in length including gold ear wire over ¼ of an inch (0.8 cm). Surmount orb is 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) in diameter. Weight of 17.1 grams for the pair.
Condition: Excellent; all original; very faint mottling on the underside.
Date: Circa 1860
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