Antique French Pearl Earrings
These French earrings of 18k rose and yellow gold are referred to as “dormeuse” earrings. Also called “sleeper’ earrings, the petite beauties are so comfortable that sleeping with them in the ears creates no discomfort whatsoever. The original back to front ear wires are constructed in such a manner that no pressure is put on the earlobes as the front of the earring is directly attached to the lever back wire.
Charming plaques of 18k yellow gold feature a centered quatrefoil appliquéd medallion set with five natural freshwater seed pearls. The outer form is a vision of open work accented with individual designs. Rose gold fittings complete the earrings. For its type, slightly larger than usual with surface embellishments galore.
Date: Circa 1910.
Measurements: 3/4 of an inch (1.9 cm) in length including ear wires and 1/2 of an inch (1.2 cm) without. Weight of 2.3 grams (1.5 dwt) for the pair.
Hallmarks: French eagle's head and other poinçons.
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