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These rare 14K yellow gold chandelier earrings date from the Pre-Victorian era and are fully composed of filigree in a typical Dutch manner. A stylized lotus bud with its leafs reaching for an oval and guarding a square in its centre is connected to the grandiose bottom lotus with two cable chains on the outside and with a sequence of another square and a similar lotus in between. With reliefs of acorns, shells and leafs as embellishments of these earrings, they represent an ode to mother nature and her gifts to which we all should contribute even more today than in 1825.
Antique jewelry object group: earrings long hanging
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Pre-Victorian -
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Period: ca. 1825
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Material: 14K yellow gold
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Technique: Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane) is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the same curving motifs. It often suggests lace and French from 1660 to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewellery work; while both have many open areas, filigree involves threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal. (from: Wikipedia)
Hallmarks: master mark "I & ES", according to the Dutch essay office this hallmarked belonged to a goldsmith in the district of Rotterdam just around 1822. In the Second World War, Rotterdam was bombed and practically the entire archive was destroyed.
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Dimensions: height 11.00 cm (4.33 inch)
Weight: 12.90 gram (8.29 dwt)
Reference Nº: 12103-0059
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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