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Victorian Tortoiseshell Pique Drop Spear Shaped Earrings




A pair of top quality pique earrings, made circa 1880. When Prince Albert died in 1861 Queen Victoria plunged in to mourning taking most of the country with her. It became the fashion to wear all things black, so jet and tortoiseshell were carved in to many forms. At first they were plain then decoration crept in. Tortoiseshell was inlaid with gold and silver intricate designs such as these earrings. Today they are very collectable as reproductions cannot be made.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Order before 4pm and receive for FREE tomorrow, Sun 18th November, before 1pm
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsFrom top of earring to base 2 ½ in / 6.3 cm
Width at widest point ⅜ in / 1 cm

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