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Queen Anne Teal Paste Earrings

Queen Anne Teal Paste Earrings

$1,000.00


Description

DATE: Queen Anne, c.1710

These gorgeous earrings are over 300 years old (!!!) They're set with Queen Ann cushion shaped paste gemstones in a vibrant teal colour, and they're resting in foiled closed back settings that reflects light back out through the stones. The backs are domed to accommodate the deep cut of the stones, which are held in place with finely crimped rubover settings. Made at a time when paste gemstones could command as much as the real things (or more). Not only do they look excellent on, they were made in the early 1700s which is... insane.

STONES 

Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Drop: 2.5cm

Width: 1.4cm

WEIGHT 

5.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, earrings are pinchbeck with 9k gold wires

CONDITION 

Very good antique condition

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