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Antique Coque de Perle and Pyrite Earrings

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Rare Georgian coque de perle and pyrite earrings set in low carat gold. The style of the earrings is called "Queen Anne", a misnomer as this jewelry was made in the mid-eighteenth century. The coque de perle comes from the oval section of the pearly mollusk or nautilus. Traditionally, as In this pair of earrings, coque de pearl is embellished with pyrites. The earrings measure 1" high by 7/8" wide.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
    Great Britain
  • Stone
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 1 in. x W 0.88 in.

    H 2.54 cm x W 2.24 cm

  • Seller location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference number
    LU251207490

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