Victorian Era Etruscan Revival Compass Rose Drop Earrings in 20k Gold
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A pair of Victorian-era drop earrings, modeled as orbs, in 20k yellow gold, and finely embellished with floral-seeming, Etruscan-style, compass rose decor. These compass roses (or windroses) were created by hand, with twisted wire, granulation, and delicate, applied gold blocks and rounds. The orbs drop from beautifully made, hinged tops, each featuring a subtle anchor motif; the tops are further decorated with a star motif, in twisted wire and granulation. Earwires are kidney style. These old darlings are special enough for occasions, but they're also the perfect size for effortless daily wear. They whisper “find your way home to me.”
c. 1830 - 1840
Total length is just under 1 1/4"; orbs measure approx 12.2 mm (approx 1/2"); tops measure approx 9.2 mm wide, at the widest point.