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
Period
Early 19th Century
Metal
18k Gold
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
2 in. L
5 cm L
Length
2 in. (5 cm)
Weight
18ct
Dealer Location
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU13101332872
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Hastings on Hudson, NY

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