Antique Georgian Restoration parure set of earrings ear pendants and pendant necklace. 18k yellow gold, turquoise, seed pearls, silver and enamel. Made in France circa 1814 - 1830.
Measurements: earrings are 2 1/4 inches (5.75cm) long (not including the wires) and weigh 5.2 grams. Pendant necklace weighs 4.6 grams. The pendant section is a little under 1 1/2 inches (3.5cm) long. The entire chain with pendant is 16.5 inches (42cm) long.
Description: As amazingly wearable and attractive today as they were 200 years ago. The earrings are in two sections - the upper surmound somewhat flower-shaped with an outer, scrolling border of black and white enamel encircling a raised turquoise and pearl flower. The surmount is linked via loops to the long, kite shaped drops, which dangle, swing and sway as the wearer moves. The same black and white enamel in a lovely openwork design with black and white enamel on gold, beautifully sets of another, slightly larger turquoise and pearl flower. A very big look and will certainly catch every eye, yet light and comfortable to wear.
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The pendant necklace has the same openwork decoration of scrolling gold with black and white enamel adornment. A trio of flowers in a row echo those above, with the central flower reversing the turquoise and pearl to a pearl surround and turquoise center. The pendant may have started off life a little differently. Gold work on the back shows that it probably hung vertically in its original form as a large loop has survived. The pendant is attached to a later gold chain.
Flowers are set in silver with crimped mounts, typical of the era.
Marks: French eagle head for 18k gold is on the loop at the top of each drop. Chain is hallmarked for 18k gold.
Condition: good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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