Antique VIctorian girandole earrings.
18 carat Gold and turquoise.
Made in France circa 1890.
Measure approx 2 3/8 inches long.
Earrings go through ears from the back as is typical of antique French earrings.
The surmounts/upper sections can be seperated and worn alone by day for a simpler look.
Surmount in the form of a flower - slightly stylised fleur de lis.
Tops suspend bows, moulded with pleats and folds and set with a cabochon turquoise in the middle of the knot.
From these are 3 elongated leafy drops, with the same folds and pleats as the bow above.
They, in turn suspend turquoise encrusted drops - the sides each like a double sun and the longer, central drop, in the form of a lyre with a tiny flower at the bottom.
The backs have secure metal work supports that make the earrings more sturdy.
Hallmarks include the French eagle for a minimum of 18k (the earrings look as though they could be higher k).
Very good condition.
No damage/restoration found.
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