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A Pair of Antique Victorian Archaeological Revival Amethyst Pearl Enamel Gold Drop Earrings:
A rare pair of antique French amethyst pearl gold earrings in original, undamaged condition. The amethysts are mounted in rose gold, accentuated with black enamel and floral engravings, two small, merrily dangling white pearls completing the composition in the Archaeologic Revivalism style of the French Second Empire.
MATERIAL: 18k rose gold, amethysts, pearls, black enamel
DIMENSIONS: length 4.1 cm (approx. 1 5/8”), width 1.1 cm (approx. 7/16”)
MARKS: French eagle marks for 18k gold on hooks and eyelet for the pearls, lozenge shaped maker’s mark on hooks (sword or épée between two letters, the last one an ‘L’, the first letter indecipherable)
France, 1860s – 1870s
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