Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold

$ 585.00 

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Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold

A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, made in 14k yellow gold. The faces of these earrings are lightly concave and decorated with a pair of highly-detailed and colorful, micro-miniature enamel portraits. The figures are two children, one a winged child who holds a flower to her breast, and one a human child who appears to be scattering flowers in a clearing. The backside of each earring is finished with a high polish. The pendants dangle from new 14k gold posts. Friction backs. These tiny, ephemeral jewels are an uncommon find.

Materials

14k gold
Enamel

Age

c. 1900

Condition 

Excellent, w/new posts. Enamel is in good condition with only a few very small nicks at the disc edges where they meet the gold rim. My macro photos exaggerate flaws.

Dimensions

Enameled discs are approx 14mm in diameter. Earrings are approx 19.5 mm, with posts.

Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Enamel Faerie Story Drop Earrings in 14k Gold