Antique Archaeological Revival Neo Classic or Etruscan Revival earrings / ear pendants. 14k yellow gold and coral. Made circa 1860-1880. <P><P>
Measurements: Approximately 2 1/4 inches (5.5cm) long not including the wires. Combined weight 13.8 grams. <P><P>
Description: Exceptional ear pendants. Made of hand carved coral set on gold. The surmounts are almost fully carved in the round and depict Classic Greek faces, each exquisitely carved with flowers and foliage on her head. Drops connected via gold links allow the earrings to swing and sway as the wearer moves, adding to the interest. The drops are in the form of elongated amphora, each carved with a mask - possibly a mythological gold or representation of the wind/other forces of nature. Wires are replacements as is almost always the case with antique earrings. They are easy to insert and comfortable to wear and the previous owner supplied rubber stoppers to ensure that they do not fall off. <P><P>
Marks: No marks as is to be expected of jewelry of this age. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity. <P><P>
Condition: good with neglible 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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