Antique Victorian / Napoleon III earrings ear pendants. 18k yellow gold, pearls and carved hardstone agate cameos. Made in France, late 19th century. <P><P>
Measurements: Combined weight is 8.4 grams. A little under 1 1/2 inches long (3.75cm) not including the wires. <P><P>
Description: Surmounts could be detached from the main body of the earrings, technically making them day/night or top/drop earrings. The surmounts in the form of little flowers - central pearls held aloft above the ear lobe by openwork gold wirework. Scrolling flat gold links join the tops to the drops. Tiny pearls are set in their midst. The oval drops have a solid gold border enclosing tan-colored agate bases with white stone profiles of women carved away in relief. Simple gold wires make inserting and wearing the earrings easy and comfortable. <P><P>
Marks: French eagle head marks on the loops that connect top and bottom sections of the earrings. Wires are also hallmarked. <P><P>
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. <P><P>
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