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Earrings

Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt set with lapis lazuli and pearls

  • Museum number:

    1224&A-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These were bought for £1 14s. (the pair) at the International Exhibition, London, 1872. They were described as typical of the traditional jewellery worn in Touraine, but there is nothing characteristic about them. They are more typical of the type of jewellery bought by English visitors to France at the time.

Physical description

Pair of three-part silver-gilt pendant earrings. Each part has a central mount set with a conical piece of lapis, surrounded by filigree scrolls. The central part also has a small pearl, in a closed mount, above and below the lapis. The backs of the mounts are decorated with an engraved geometric design. The top part is attached to a curved wire.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1860-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt set with lapis lazuli and pearls

Marks and inscriptions

Partial mark of a lozenge, with illegible contents.
Mark of unidentified maker.
On side of wire.

Illegible mark
On side of wire.

Dimensions

Length: 6.9 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of silver-gilt pendant earrings set with lapis lazuli and pearls, France, 1860-1870.

Materials

Silver-gilt; Lapis; Pearl

Techniques

Filigree

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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