Edwardian Elaborate Paste Earrings
The Edwardian period (so named for King Edward I of England) was known for its use of garlands, bows and delicate leaf and flower forms. Exactly the basis for the superbly long dangle drop earrings. All in sterling silver, the top is a single line of pastes with a bow form beneath. Cascading from the bow is a wide teardrop of open work garlands and flowers dotted with shimmering white pastes. A dangle completes the look.
Measurements: 2-1/2 inches (6.3 cm) in length by 1-1/16 inches (2.7 cm) in width. This pair of Edwardian earrings has a weight of 15.4 grams (9.9 dwt) not including ear nuts.
Hallmarks: Marked "Sterling Silver".
Condition: Excellent; screw back ear wires have been changed to 14k yellow gold posts.
Date & Origin: Circa 1920 and is American in origin.