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Inv. #20675  

French Hardstone Cameo & Pearl Earrings c1880s 18k

Price: $4,800.00
Inv. #20675

Condition: Excellent
Weight: 16.1 grams total
Stones: Agate and natural cultured pearl
Hallmarks: French eagle head for 18k
Measurements: 2 inches long

Your jewelry will arrive in a lovely presentation box.
Where possible, an outer box will also be included.

 


Antique Jewelry, Estate Jewelry. Circa 1880s, 18k, France. Circa 1880s, 18k, France. These hardstone cameo earrings feature exquisite carvings. The details are lovely capturing the soft curls in the two ladies tresses and the flowing ruffles in their dresses. Superbly fabricated using three different colors of 18k gold, this pair will turn heads today as readily as they did 140 years ago in Paris! Excellent condition.

Stone Details: Fine cameo carving is all about detail and fluidity. The hair and ribbons appear to float, the cheek, nose and lips are soft and the eyes expressive, there are two different portraits facing each other -- details. . .

Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "I have a weakness for stone cameos. There is a strength to them that is very attractive. They were only used in better jewelry and are not commonly made today. Carving them is almost a lost art. I believe that they celebrate both the power and femininity of women."


Price: $4,800.00


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