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Earring

Earring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold-plated metal, in two colours

  • Museum number:

    1277&A-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These were bought for 15 shillings (the pair) at the International Exhibition, London, 1872.

Physical description

Pair of metal pendant earrings, plated in two colours of gold. The main part is shaped like a raised pyramid made of sheet metal, pierced in floral tracery, with an open back. This hangs by three short chains from a similar smaller pyramid, attached to a curved wire. There is a stiff garland of flowers, made from stamped metal, hanging from the lower pyramid.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1860-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold-plated metal, in two colours

Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm, Width: 3.4 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of two-colour gilded metal pendant earrings, France, 1860-1870.

Materials

Gilded

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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