Pair of genuine Georgian, 18K gold, silver and gem earrings. Made in France, late 18th - early 19th century (1790 - 1830).
Total length of earring is approx 1 3/8 inches. Approx 6mm at widest point.
Typical early French form with oval backs, closing 'backwards' - going throught the ear from back to front, and supported in the center by an s-curve. Known as Poissarde earrings, for the S-curve that was supposed to relate to French Fisherwoman.
The front, visible portion is a long panel of chased, repousse gold, 18 carat. Three enclosures have raised settings of flowers. In the center of each is an old-cut gem - glass or garnet, set in silver, and the central flower has a ring of bright blue, enamel petals.
Condition is fair-good with minor losses on the sides that do not impinge on the wearability/attractiveness of the earrings (see photos).
These genuine Georgian earrings are almost impossible to find any more and this pair is particularly attractive and elegant.
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