Antique Pietra Dura Yellow Gold Victorian Earrings

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A beautiful pair of mid-1800s extra-fine pietra dura earrings. The quality of this pietra dura marbling is fantastic, particularly in conjunction with its incredible handmade settings which was fabricated in a congruent floral motif of curling golden vines and chased leaves. The marbling work is charming, 2 colorful flowers set on a black backdrop. One can marvel endlessly at the ability of an artisan to pick stones with a natural splendor of colors and seamlessly set them in this pretty depiction.

There is not a chip or crack in any of the hand-selected marble bits that comprise these two plaques measuring 0.6 inches in diameter. The overall diameter of the drop measures 0.85 inches. From the top of the bail to the bottom of the drop measuring 1.65 inches.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Date of Manufacture
    1860's Estate
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Reference Number
    JU120716302191
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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