Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold

$ 1,100.00 

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Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold

An opulent pair of Victorian-era back-to-front threading earrings, fashioned in 14k gold and imagined as a basket or garland of flowers. These delicately textured blossoms closely resemble the blooms of Dame's Rocket, which signifies deceit in the language of flowers, because it is scented in the evening, and scentless during the day— perhaps these jewels witnessed a few dangerous liaisons in their time. These earrings are both dramatic and feminine; the applied repoussé flowers are expressively and expertly made. 

Materials

14k gold
Pearls

Age

c. 1880

Dimensions

Total length is approx 1.5"; width is approx .5". Pearls measure approx 3.8 mm. 

Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold
Victorian Dame's Rocket Flower Basket Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold