Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings

Story

War, despite its destruction, often brings about innovation. Gold and precious items were donated to the efforts of the Napoleonic Wars early in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Jewelers were clever to invent cannetille work to continue producing their wares with as little metal as possible. Cannetille was a delicate and lacy form of gold work which employed sparce quantities of gold yet appeared substantial.

Tiny threads of gold spiral and coil in a tower form to embellish and decorate. These torpedo shaped earrings were created around 1830-1840.

Spun of 18k bright yellow gold, these have an unusual feature of flat spirals of precious metal with a centered granule.

Long, yet light, they elongate the face and this type of earrings is a Three Graces' favorite.

The color is magnificent being a rich bright warm yellow gold. Refer to the book, "Earrings from Antiquity to the Present" but Triossi & Mascetti on page 92-93 for similar examples.

Comes with an oval antique box, not original to the earrings.

Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings
Item 21769

Lavish Georgian Gold Cannetille Earrings

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Date: Circa 1830-1840.

Measurements: Length of 3 3/8 inches and 3 inches without ear wires and 5/8 inches wide. Weight of 11.6 grams.

Condition: Excellent, bottom orb has separately slightly, a few florets are misshapen or missing petals, later ear wires.

Origin: Likely European or English.

Story

War, despite its destruction, often brings about innovation. Gold and precious items were donated to the efforts of the Napoleonic Wars early in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Jewelers were clever to invent cannetille work to continue producing their wares with as little metal as possible. Cannetille was a delicate and lacy form of gold work which employed sparce quantities of gold yet appeared substantial.

Tiny threads of gold spiral and coil in a tower form to embellish and decorate. These torpedo shaped earrings were created around 1830-1840.

Spun of 18k bright yellow gold, these have an unusual feature of flat spirals of precious metal with a centered granule.

Long, yet light, they elongate the face and this type of earrings is a Three Graces' favorite.

The color is magnificent being a rich bright warm yellow gold. Refer to the book, "Earrings from Antiquity to the Present" but Triossi & Mascetti on page 92-93 for similar examples.

Comes with an oval antique box, not original to the earrings.