Spectacular Early Victorian costume earrings.

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These earrings must have been the sort of things Chanel had in mind when she started to design pieces with Maison Gripoix. Possibly theatrical,these however are much much earlier than Chanel,probably around 1830. The construction is interesting, the pendants hang from the single stone sleepers and can be removed so you can wear the sleepers on their own as single stone earrings. These sleepers are put through a pierced ear from behind, consistent with Continental and Georgian jewellery. They are in pristine condition and therefore a magnificent survival. Truly magical.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Period
    1830-1839
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    0.5 in. H x 1 in. W x 2 in. L
    1 cm H x 3 cm W x 5 cm L
  • Length
    2 in. (5 cm)
  • Weight
    25g
  • Dealer Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    v30921606291714733fs
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