Antique Victorian Gold Drop Earrings 1870s Antique Flower Basket 14K Gold
One of a kind handmade 19th century earrings with Valuation in your name.
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A gorgeous pair of handmade one of a kind antique 19th Century Victorian flower and fruit basket drop earrings in 14K yellow gold.
This is a rare pair of original earrings dating to the 19th century of continental origin. Each earring has an intricately design of fruits and flowers in a basket. The technique to do this amazing work involved etching with mercury vapor. Needless to say no modern goldsmith uses this time consuming and dangerous technique these days and the skills have been lost. The technique was not used for very long and is quite rare to see even in fine 19th century jewelry.
Dating to the 1870s it is miraculous that these earrings are in such excellent condition. Together they weigh a total of 5.49 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. The gold has been professionally tested by an accredited Jewelry Appraiser who is a specialist in Antique and Estate Jewelry Appraisal.
They measure 1 3/8" long by 13/16" wide (35mm x 20mm). These pretty antique earrings are textbook examples of fine 19th century jewelry. The quality of workmanship in these earrings could never be replicated today.
In good antique condition as shown.
This amazing set is the absolute epitome of high 1870s fashion. It is exceedingly rare to find Victorian earrings of this quality and period today.
An Appraisal Report is included with your purchase.
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