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Georgian 18ct Gold & Carved Coral Drop Earrings



A good pair of 18ct gold and carved coral drop earrings that were made circa 1800-1820. The carving is like a pineapple design. The gold work is called cannetille. Cannetille work was based on a style of fabric embroidery that was adapted to precious metal. It is made with fine, twisted wire or thin sheets of gold. It became popular during the Georgian era.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), Coral Italian, mounts English
MeasurementsLength 2 ⅛ in / 5.4 cm
ConditionVery good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
ProvenanceCoral Italian, mounts English