Luxurious pair of old sleeper earrings in 18 kt gold and cloisonné enamels.
No reserve price.
Rare item of jewellery from the 1860s.
Height: 4.8 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
The body of the earrings is made from repoussé gold: a gold leaf is applied on a die to give them their shape.
They are decorated with gold cloisonné enamels.
After heating, the polishing gives a perfect finish, for a mirrored effect.
They sparkle at the slightest movement.
The motifs on the earrings depict birds in a floral decoration.
They are from the trend known as "Japonism".
In the 1800s, Japan was a closed country.
The 1864 revolution allowed the borders to be opened and the rediscovery of Japanese culture by art craftsmen.
The lower parts, called "sconce", are removable.
They can be worn with other earrings.
Please note: small piece of material missing on one earring, which remains discreet when the earrings are worn.
Total weight: 2.75 g
18 kt gold rechecked with a touchstone.
Carefully packaged and fast delivery via registered and insured post with tracking.
- Yellow gold
- Material Fineness
- 18 kt.
- Hauteur 4,8 cm
- Total Weight
- 2.75 g
- Very good condition - slightly used with small signs of wear
- Main Stone
- cloisonné enamels