Victorian Pique Earrings Incised with Gold and Silver

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About

Prisims of shell were carefully incised with flower forms that then were filled with silver and gold. This is delicate work that was performed by artists in the latter quarter of the 19th century, c. 1870. This art form is known as pique. It was done for a short period of the Victorian era most often in France and Russia and as there is no production today, The jewelry is desired by collectors as it is rare and beautiful. These are medium length earrings, wearable and very light in weight. The condition is perfect. From The Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
c.1870
Period
Late 19th Century
Metal
Sterling Silver
15k Gold
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
1.75 in. L
4 cm L
Length
1.75 in. (4 cm)
Dealer Location
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
J14032132983
About The Seller
Address
Glorious Antique Jewelry
P.O. Box 444
Hastings on Hudson NY 10706
US
(347) 934-4847
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Hastings on Hudson, NY