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A stunning pair of Victorian yellow gold and silver inlay pique earrings hand crafted in circa 1870. The obelisk shaped drop earrings, beautifully inlaid with stylised floral motifs, geometric patterns and tendrils. Still maintaining their original heads and fittings which are both decorated individually one with small stars the other small crosses.


These antique earrings would have been handmade during the mid-Victorian period (1860-1870) and would of required a highly skilled, specialised craftsman to produce. The production of such earrings had its origins in France and moved to England when the Huguenots escaped in the 17th Century where their craftsmanship spread. Very pretty earrings and a delight to wear - the detailing is seen from all sides and no chips or cracks are present. A rare find!


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MEASUREMENTS – 62mm H x 10mm W


MATERIALS – Tortoiseshell / 9ct gold / silver


WEIGHT – 7.7g


HALLMARK – Unmarked not uncommon for the period


CONDITION –  The inlaid metal designs are intact with minor losses. The silver shepherds crook wires are original. There is a very small chip to the tip of one obelisk drop, not noticed when worn.

Victorian Yellow Gold and Silver Pique Obelisk Earrings, Circa 1870

  • 62mm H x 10mm W

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