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Earrings were essential in the Grand Period but their size and style fluctuated widely throughout the era. Archaeological revival gold amphorae and drops decorated with granulation, twisted wire, and rosettes dominated earring motifs. Hoops, drops, spheres, crosses, flowers, and stars were other favored subjects for an earring design. With the Victorian penchant for whimsy, novelty jewelry sawfish, lizards, birdcages, bells, tools, and other everyday objects dangle from earlobes during the 1870s. 

This dainty pair of earrings feature garden-like details as well as a flower design at the top of each earring. The dangling spikes add an edgy feel to the feminine details throughout, making this even more of a special pair for any collection.


Materials and Features: 14k gold, c.1870

Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c. 1870

Measurements: 1.3 grams each, 1.75" total length

Condition: Excellent condition. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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