Antique Georgian Iberian Earrings Pendants Gold Amethyst 3.5 inches Long (ID:5197)


Antique Georgian pendeloque earrings. Gold and amethysts. Iberian - Spanish or Portugese origin.

Measurements: earrings mesure 3 1/2 inches long. Combined weight is 29.4 grams.

Exceptional pair Iberian earrings. Enormous, yet fine and detailed. A pair of earrings set with garnets, almost identical to these is shown on page 54 of Mascetti and Triossi's book on Earrings, with the following information: Catalan,early 19th century. The striking design is a development of the traditional pendeloque design with a cluster surmount, an elaborate floral spray centre and an elongated pear-shaped drop.

The gold mount is further embelished with engraved patterns and tiny crimped borders. The amethysts are a wonderful deep purple, probably Siberian, although the backs are closed, typical of the period, which makes it impossible to know for certain.

It is interesting to see how each section of these earrings fits into the one above it, by a golden hook (see picture of the back). A ribon could be threaded through this hook to help support the earrings' weight.

Gold wires, threading back to front of the ear lobe clip into the backs of the surmount, forming a very simple, yet effective clasp.

Gold acid tested as 18k. 

Condition: good, with minor wear commensurate with age.




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    on 10/29/2016
    Hi Benda Approximately how old in years would you say these were? And it's just an enquirey what is your best price on the Indian bracelet and these earrings. Also how old is the bracelet? Thanks Kelly Answer:
    Dear Kelly, I'm not sure whether this question came in today or is an old email. Apologies if it is a repeat answer. The earrings are probably about 200 years old. It's difficult to know exactly because they were made over a long period of time in the same style. I don't know which bangle you are referring to. Please send me an item number or title. You can always contact me at Best wishes, Brenda

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