Antique Victorian / Napoleon III semi parure set consisting of earring / ear pendants and a pendant / brooch / enhancer. 18k gold and natural fine pearls. Made in France circa 1860-80.
Measurements: the earrings are approximately 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm) long, not including the wires. The brooch is approximately 2 1/2 inches (a little over 6cm) long. Combined weight 15.5grams. Note: ruler in pictures is in inches.
Classic Napoleon III Victorian jewelry set - beautifully made in looping bands of gold surrounding openwork scrolls, bordered by gold knife-edge scrolling ribbons and set throughout with fine natural pearls. The open central area is hung with pearl flowers and more pearl flowers are swagged under the oval centres. Matching pearlwork on top - more elaborate on the brooch / pendant than on the earrings. The bale of the pendant is similarly formed by a pair of gold ribbon borders around fine scrolling goldwork. Fabulous French rich design and fine workmanship. A Gorgeous and rare set to wear by day/night.
Marks: all items are hallmarked with French eagle for 18k gold. Other marks are too small to read. Please see pictures.
Condition: good, original condition. Negligible wear commensurate with age.
Please note: the chain in the 'photos is not included as part of this set.
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