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Victorian Etruscan Revival 15ct Gold Drop Star & Tassle Earrings

27H
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A good example of a pair of Victorian 15ct gold drop earrings in the Etruscan Revival fashion that was popular circa 1860. In the mid Victorian period there was a classical revival of Greek and Etruscan styles because many original pieces were being excavated. The famous jeweller Castellani was fascinated by the complicated processes used to create the jewellery and claimed to have found a solution to the technique of granulation that the Etruscans had perfected. Other jewellers revived ancient techniques to create matte and shiny surfaces, depth and relief which were provided by corded wire, filigree and granulation. These earrings have fine gold wire work and a Royal blue enamel star in each with a central natural split pearl.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very good

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold EnamelPearl

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 15ct gold

Measurements

Height 1¾ in / 4.4 cm
From top of wire to base 1⅞ in / 4.7 cm

Item Number

27H

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