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18th Century Lavender Paste Earrings

$1,650.00

18th Century Lavender Paste Earrings

$1,650.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1780

Exquisite Georgian earrings set with the loveliest lavender-purple paste gemstones in dish-back, pie crust settings. The stones are peruzzi cuts - a precursor to the old mine and, ultimately, the modern brilliant cut - with angular rectangle profiles and set over foil to enhance their colour and brightness. Dating from the late 18th century, the wires are 9k gold and the earrings themselves gold plated. The ear wires are later additions - they probably started out life as buttons or cuff-links. 

STONES 

Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Stone: 12.1 x 10.1mm

Drop: 2cm

WEIGHT 

3.9g (pair)

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold wires

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age. Stones and their foil are in great condition. 

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