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Antique Victorian Earrings Gold Black White Enamel Renaissance Revival (7165)

Antique Victorian Earrings Gold Black White Enamel Renaissance Revival (7165)

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Antique, late Victorian long earrings. 18k gold, black and white enamel. Made in Spain, circa 1880-90's. Measurements: Weight is 5.1 grams. Length 2 inches (5cm). Description : Holbeinesque Renaissance Revival earrings - made late 19th century, when the Victorians were obsessed with times past and emulated every style from the Classic Greeks to the Renaissance. These wonderful earrings are in the Renaissance taste with black and white enamel on gold. Flower-shaped surmounts, each lobe decorated with a black background and alternating white flowers and foliage. Gold links connect the surmounts to the long, torpedo-shaped drops with undulating sides, gradually widening to a full tubular shape and then narrowing steeply to a golden point/globule. As with the surmounts, decorated with white details on a black ground, the gold forming part of the design. Backs of drops decorated exactly the same as the fronts so that regardless of the angle they are seen from, they will show off their beautiful design and color. Rich and luxurious, we can imagine these designed by Holbein during the 1400's. Posts with sturdy gold clasps. Fine design coupled with a strong sense of form and movement. The earrings swing and sway as the wearer moves. Elegant, timeless and versatile - these earrings can be worn with any outfit, day or night. Marks and Metal: No marks found, which is typical of jewelry from this period. Gold was electronically tested as 18k. Condition: Good condition. Very minor solder at back of one post, and typical little dings that do not impact on the general appearance of the earrings. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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