Edwardian French Paste Earrings
The three part dangle earring dominated the earlier part of the 20th century. Add Edwardian elegance with its open work and curvilinear design and you have a classic pair of earrings. The surmount is reminiscent of a jewel-set crown capping a butterfly shaped central section that suspends a pendant drop. Vividly hued pink pastes with accent highlights of demantoid green pastes join having been set into a trio of free-flowing articulated sections of silver.
Condition: Very good; reverse has light wear and patina; later date 14k yellow gold ear wires; as expected there is some variation in the hues of the pastes.
Measurements; Just shy of 2-1/2 inches (6.4 cm) in length including ear wires and 2-3/16 inches (5.5 cm) without by more than 1 inch (2.6 cm) at the widest. The pair has a total weight of 10.9 grams.
Date & Origin: Circa 1910 and is French in origin.