Victorian Tortoiseshell Earrings
A lovely pair of pierced An organic material (not a shell) that is obtained, not from a tortoise, but from the overlapping horny top plates (called 'blades') covering the carapace (upper shell) of certain marine turtles, preferably the hawksbill turtle found of the West Indies and Brazil and the loggerhead turtle found near the Celebes. earrings which were made circa 1890-1900. They have pierced work in a floral design. The screw fittings can be changed to post and scroll if wanted.
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