Antique Georgian torpedo pendant earrings. 18k gold, pink sapphire, natural pearls.Probably made in England, circa 1790 - 1820's. Measurements:2 1/2 inches long (6.5cm). Two sections - an upper surmount suspending the long drop.
Day Night or Top Drop: the pendants easilly removed so that the surmounts can be worn alone by day when a simpler look is called for. Surmounts in the form of cannetille openwork flowers.
Delicate filigree and granulation with a central gold globe and exquisitely minute multiple link chain outer border. The torpedo-shaped drops with pointed apex joined via loops to the wires of the surmount. Around the terminals is a wirework open flower. The gold cones, rounded at the bottom show the marvellous rich gold off to best effect.Near the bottom, they are embellished with gold cannetille wirework, natural pearls and very bright pink topaz. Although the topaz are closed at the back, there is enough showing above the mount to indicate that they are actually this colour and not the result of typical Georgian foiling. The bottom edge is adorned with another wirework flower and small gold globe. The quality of workmanship of these earrings is superb. The bright colours and delicate detail are exceptional. They wonderfully balance the sturdy solidity of the unembelished, with the intricate detail of the extremities for an exquisite look. Marks: like all Georgian jewellery, there are no gold marks, but acid testing stays for 18k gold. Condition: these earrings are in remarkably good condition considering their age. Negligible wear commensurate with age. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers.
Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Georgian Earrings Day Night Cannetille Gold Pink Sapphire Pearl (5305)" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.