18ct Victorian Etruscan Earrings with fringe
A striking pair of 18ct gold drop earrings that were made circa 1860-1880.
They articulate beautifully when worn and have seven tassel drops. These are all in tact which is often not the case with earrings of this era.
In the 1860s there was a movement called the Etruscan Revival as many finds from the Etruscan period were being unearthed in Italy. Jewellers such as Castellani embraced the challenge of recreating the art and pieces were painstakingly made with hand-applied gold wirework.
These earrings are an excellent example of craftsmanship with fine applied gold detail throughout.
Metal: tests for 18ct yellow gold
Height: of earring from the top of the hook to the base of the tassel: 6.5cm Width body at maximum: 1.5 cm.
Condition: some minor dents to the back - see photos and a small fracture repair to one top. When worn it's very difficult to see this but must be noted for accuracy.
Total weight: 5.1 gm