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Georgian Black Dot Paste Pear Drop Earrings

$1,950.00

Georgian Black Dot Paste Pear Drop Earrings

$1,950.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1830

Devastatingly beautiful Georgian black dot paste earrings dating from the early 19th century, circa 1830. Articulated pear shaped drops dangle from "daisy" cluster tops, with stones resting in pie-crust cut down settings with foil backs and fluted engraving to the reverse. The pastes each have a tiny "black dot" painted on the open culet in order to better simulate old cut diamonds. Made at a time when paste gemstones could and would command higher prices than their naturally occurring gem counterparts. Modelled in 9 karat gold and silver with gold screw backs.

STONES 

"Black Dot" Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Drop: 3.5cm

Width: 1.3cm

WEIGHT 

7.7g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold and silver

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age. Screw backs likely added towards the end of the 19th century

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