Georgian 18ct Gold and Pearl Drop Earrings

Georgian 18ct Gold and Pearl Drop Earrings

Regular price R 17,500

Georgian 18ct Gold and Pearl Drop Earrings
 
The antique Georgian yellow gold drop earrings are in the form of day / night earrings, in that each of the earrings is made in two parts. When the detachable pendant is included, one has a glamourous drop earring for night-time wear. The detachable night pendant is made up of many gold spheres and hemispheres of varying sizes from 1mm to 3.5mm. There are four pendant seed-pearls and some tassels suspended from the pendants. The night pendants are unmarked but test to be at least 18ct, probably 22ct gold. Alternatively, the pendant can be unhooked, leaving a small daytime earring with a seed-pearl in a twisted wire surround on the front of the hook with closure. This daytime earring is probably a later replacement. It is unmarked but tests to be about 9ct.
 
Weight                                    9.1g
Age                                         Circa 1820
Size                                          Circa 65mm total length;
                                                 circa 19mm day section;
                                                 circa 48mm pendant
Condition                                Excellent considering their age
Stock Code                             BF631