A stunning pair of Georgian dangle beaded earrings, crafted in Holland circa 1830’s, orangey-red coral cameo’s, 18kt yellow gold, excellent antique condition… A touch of history.
Antique jewelry object group: earrings
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe it to be of Dutch or Belgian origin.
Style: Pre-Victorian - (styles overview)
Period: ca. 1830 (events and facts in 1830)
Material: 18K yellow gold - (precious metals)
Technique: Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. It features a raised (positive) relief image. There are three main materials for Cameo carving; Shells or Agate (called a Hardstone cameo), and glass. Cameos can be produced by setting a carved relief, such as a portrait, onto a background of a contrasting colour. This is called an assembled cameo. Alternately, a cameo can be carved directly out of a material with integral layers or banding, such as (banded) agate or layered glass, where different layers have different colours. Sometimes dyes are used to enhance these colours. Cameos are often worn as jewellery. Stone cameos of great artistry were made in Greece dating back as far as the 6th century BC. They were very popular in Ancient Rome, and one of the most famous stone cameos from this period is the Gemma Claudia made for the Emperor Claudius. The technique has since enjoyed periodic revivals, notably in the early Renaissance, and again in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Precious stones: coral - (precious stones)
Hallmarks: A Dutch hallmark representing the letter letter "v" (1814-1831) for foreign made articles given to be checked by the essay office (used from 1814 till 1831) - (general hallmarks info)
Condition: excellent condition - (our condition scale)
Dimensions: height approximately 5.35 cm (2.11 inch)
Weight: 5.00 gram (3.22 dwt)
Reference Nº: 09177-4314
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