Antique Pique Drop Earrings

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Ornate pique triple drop earrings with a star motif. Pique is tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and silver. The technique was initially brought to England by Huguenot craftsmen in the 17th century and became very popular during Victoria's reign.
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1870
Period
Late 19th Century
Metal
9k Gold
Sterling Silver
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
2.63 in. H x 1.13 in. W
7 cm H x 3 cm W
Dealer Location
Baltimore, MD
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU130906251246
About The Seller
Address
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
PO Box 4684
Baltimore MD 21212
US
(410) 834-0533
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in Baltimore, MD