A Pair Of Late Victorian Vine Drop Earrings
A pair of late Victorian vine drop earrings, pearl and gold drop earrings, each earring with a green champleve enamelled vine leaf, with silver veins set with rose-cut diamonds, to a naturalistic twisted gold vine with six hanging pearls measuring from 3.5 to 5mm in diameter, all mounted in yellow gold with later post and scroll fittings, circa 1890, measuring approximately 5 x 2.1cm, gross weight 14.9 grams. A pair of late Victorian earrings in a good condition. Unmarked metal tested as 18ct gold.
A detailed and exquisite pair of earrings. These wonderful earrings reflect the late Victorian trend for naturalist jewellery, inspired in part by the Aesthetic movement which rejected mass-production and embraced the beauty of nature. William Morris, the textile designer, was a proponent of the aesthetic movement, and these earrings recall the naturalistic and curving vines and flowers that Morris was known to incorporate into his designs.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.