Victorian Grand Period Fringe Earrings
For the Victorians the 1870s was all about fringe and the impact of Etruscan, Roman and Greek influence. Quite lengthy, this pair of 14k yellow gold earrings has the appearance of being very weighty yet is light and a pleasure to wear.
Three part construction characterizes this mid Victorian earring. Heavily influenced by the archeological discoveries of the time, a domed center with applied scalloped twisted wire details and central four pointed star appliqué is reminiscent of the shield carried by soldiers of antiquity and reflective of the bulla – a disc shaped Etruscan ornament.
Suspended and hinged, the pointed “boomerang” shaped drop had a wide gold border surrounding a subterranean area appointed with gold wire work and tiny orbs. The earring concludes with a series of graduated baton fringe replete with round finials. This pair of earrings represents a combination of classical inspiration and masterful Victorian era metal work.
Date: Circa 1870.
Measurements: 2-3/4 inches (7.0 cm) in length by 1 inch (2.5 cm) in width. Weight of 10.6 grams (6.8 dwt) for the pair.
Condition: Excellent; later ear wires and slightly irregular surface to the back where the wires connect.
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