Rare 19century French Chandelier Earrings

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This unusual pair of Georgian earrings of 18kt gold have French hallmarks. They are, as are most Georgian earrings, extremely light on the ear. Fleur de Lis ear wires hold two gold wafers pressed together. The photo shows their secret and their whimsy. Dead center is a statue of Napoleon himself, on a tablet, in his familiar tri corner hat. He is dressed in a coat, jacket, vest, tights, pants and boots. What a guy and what a posture. The gold work is done en repousse. All vines, flowers, shells and the man are pushed out of the gold from the back. These earrings are three dimensional. They are the same back and front. Any cautious man would not turn his back to a crowd.
The hand on Napoleon's chest holds a sword. His image is less identifiable on the ear where, when worn, appear as lovely gold earrings with a beautiful color and shape. Fine condition. Measurements 2 in. long, 3/4 in in width

Details

  • Of the Period
    Georgian
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1800
    Dimensions
    2 in. L
    5 cm L
  • Length
    2 in. (5 cm)
  • Weight
    18ct
  • Seller Location
    Hastings on Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    JU13101332872
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Hastings on Hudson, NY

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