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Antique Brilliant Georgian Aqua Paste and Pinchbeck Earring

$3,400

About

A luscious pair of lightweight chandelier earrings, straight from a 19th century history epic, are ablaze with clear, aquamarine teardrop paste stones surrounded by gold pinchbeck scrolls and vines engraved in repousse, In the early 1800's gold was in small supply and used sparingly. Pinchbeck is the matchless and fascinating alchemy of a London watchmaker. who created the first fine gold-like metal that is feather light , looks just like gold, is durable, and wears like gold if not better. It never tarnishes or loses its golden color. It is perfect and no other substitute for gold ever matched its qualities. Christopher Pinchbeck and his son were the only living jewelers to know the pinchbeck formula. It became sought after by royalty and jewelry collectors throughout the world. Made only for a short period, it is rare, valuable for its historic value and comfort, desirable and precious. Measurements just shy of 3 inches in length, 15/16th of an inch at widest. Excellent condition All original other than the shepherds hooks that were substituted for back to front ear wires.

Details

  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Dimensions
    Width: .94 in. (23.88 mm)Length: 3 in. (76.2 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1800-1809
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #38451stDibs: LU322016453

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    to Continental US, arrives in 7-15 days.
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    Ships From: Stamford, CT
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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