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Rare 19century French Chandelier Earrings

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

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Glorious Antique Jewelry
P.O. Box 444 Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 United States 347 712 6366
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Rare 19century French Chandelier Earrings

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OF THE PERIOD: Georgian
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c.1800
PERIOD: 18th Century
METAL: 18k Gold
CONDITION: Excellent
LENGTH: 2 in. (5 cm)
WEIGHT: 18ct
DEALER LOCATION: Hastings on Hudson, NY
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: JU13101332872
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