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Although developed around the middle of the 17th century, the traditional girandole type of earring with its three-part design of surmount, bow form and suspended three drops continued to evolve during the next century.

Here we have an example circa 1780 which demonstrates that classic chandelier configuration in the “flatter” manner so characteristic of the jewelry from Spain and Portugal. Paste set pieces were becoming more prevalent at this time, yet the Spanish had preceded this trend with its history of insetting rose cut glass forms or faceted glass of an almost mirror-like flat shape. This pair of earrings is crafted from gilt metal with embossed surfaces with glass pieces in the typical closed back settings. Front to back ear wires finish the 18th century ear pendants.

Item 13322

18th C. Spanish Girandole Earrings

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Measurements: 2 inches in length (5 cm) including ear wire and 1-13/16 inches (4.7 cm) without wire by 1 inch (2.5 cm) at the widest. Weight of 12.1 grams (7.8 dwt) for the pair.

Condition: Very good; a chip to edges of two pieces of glass; in general glass has a bit of surface wear to edges; on reverse some scratching to gilt surface – see photographs.

Date & Origin: Circa 1780 and is most likely Spanish in origin.

Story

Although developed around the middle of the 17th century, the traditional girandole type of earring with its three-part design of surmount, bow form and suspended three drops continued to evolve during the next century.

Here we have an example circa 1780 which demonstrates that classic chandelier configuration in the “flatter” manner so characteristic of the jewelry from Spain and Portugal. Paste set pieces were becoming more prevalent at this time, yet the Spanish had preceded this trend with its history of insetting rose cut glass forms or faceted glass of an almost mirror-like flat shape. This pair of earrings is crafted from gilt metal with embossed surfaces with glass pieces in the typical closed back settings. Front to back ear wires finish the 18th century ear pendants.

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