Art Nouveau Gold in a Citrine & Pearl Earring
The girandole earring form from the middle of the 1600s is one of the most popular styles of all. Modified and stylized in any number of ways, the cardinal feature is typically three pendant drops with the center one longer and or larger than are its mates.
This specific example designed and fabricated more than 250 years after its prototype is significantly more austere and sensual in form. The earring is essentially Art Nouveau in detailing and employs one of the holy trinities of the style – that of citrine, pearls and gold. The simple surmount is a round faceted natural citrine in a 14k yellow gold collet with a corded rope perimeter.
A small natural baroque freshwater pearl (guaranteed to be natural) is inset between two “O” fittings to suspend a languid foliate-like open work gold element from which drapes the trio of drops. Of equal length, two briolette drops of citrine with solid gold caps flank a drop. Again, a briolette drop of citrine, albeit larger and longer with an intervening baroque saltwater pearl sports a more elaborate gold cap with an open basket weave pattern. Art Nouveau as asymmetry in a harmonious balance for the eye.
Date: Circa 1900.
Measurements: 2-1/4 inches (5.8 cm) including ear wire and 2-1/16 inches (5.3 cm) without by 1/2 of an inch (1.2 cm) at the widest. Weight of 7.7 grams (4.3 dwt) for the pair.
Condition: Very good; tops may be a marriage to the drop.
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