Victorian Era Miniature Pansy Dormeuse Earrings in 18k Gold
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A darling pair of Victorian-era, back-to-front threading dormeuse pansy earrings, made in 18k yellow gold. These miniature flowers are quite realistic, with concave and convex forms, as well as engraved and textural details, that give them striking dimensionality. The hand-fabricated earwires hinge in the middle, and the notched front-end of each hooks into a small loop mounted on the foremost part of the pansy blossom. Pansy signifies the sentiment "think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers, its common name coming from the French word for "thought," pensée. Impossibly sweet and ephemeral, these earrings are delicate and perfect for careful daily wear.
c. 1890 - 1900
Earrings measure approx 14 x 9.7 mm (approx 1/2" long), including earwire.