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Antique Big Long Gold Earrings Filigree Granulation Gujarat India c1920 (6460)

Antique Big Long Gold Earrings Filigree Granulation Gujarat India c1920 (6460)

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Antique earrings. 18k yellow gold. Made Gujarat, India circa 1920. Age is approximate as these earrings were made the same way over a long period of time.

 

Measurements: Approximately 2 inches (5cm) long, not including the wires. Weigh 13.9 grams.

 

Description : Rich 18k yellow gold with lovely patina developed over the last 80 or 90 years. Surmounts are huge, flower shaped with fine ropelike filigree work and granulation over domed body. Each gold petal of the flower is outlined in fine, fine filigree quadruple borders. Rigid drops in sculpted forms with fascinating geometric forms and openwork granulation. This kind of granulation was lost to the West for thousands of years and became the rage when it was revived in the 19th century by Castellani. The wires replacements, which make inserting and wearing the earrings much easier.

 

Quality of design and workmanship is excellent.

 

Marks: None, as is to be expected. Gold was acid tested as 18k.

 

Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

 

Antique Indian jewelry is becoming excedingly difficult to find. When similar earrings are found, they are often damaged. The condition of this pair makes them a great 'find' beyond the wonderful design and workmanship. 

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