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Georgian Black Dot Paste Earrings

Georgian Black Dot Paste Earrings

$950.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1780

A fantastic pair of Georgian black dot paste single-stone earrings dating from the late 18th Century. The highly domed paste gemstones are foil backed to enhance their brightness, and remain full of fire and life to this day. The stones rest in silver "pie-crust" settings, a sort of amalgamation of claw and rub over, and have later added gold ear wires. The black dot in the middle of the stone has been painted on to replicate the open culet found on old cut diamonds (prior to the invention of the modern brilliant cut, they used to chop off the pointy end of the stone).

STONES 

Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Drop: 1.8cm

Width: 1.2cm

WEIGHT 

3.1g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as silver (wires in 9k gold)

CONDITION 

Good, some general wear commensurate with age. Nothing major. One earring has lost the "black dot" paint

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