ANTIQUE DECO CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL EARRINGS 6CM 14g WOW
Up for sale here is a pair of genuine Art Deco silver gilt waterfall earrings set with three tiers of foiled back amethyst droppers and decorated with turquoise coloured enamel, and lapis coloured enamel to the botton tier. Marked S925 to the back of the fittings, for sterling silver, then gilded. It is hard to appreciate these incredible earrings from the photos because apart from the intense colour and superb craftsmanship, they are articulated in such a way that they are constantly catching the light and glittering. They are typical of the superb items that were exported out of China in the 1920s to 1930s and I absolutely guarantee that they will attract admiring comments whenever they are worn. These are for pierced ears and have not been altered - when these earrings occasionally come up for sale they are generally screw backs - but these have the original silver gilt backs and were always for pierced ears. The natural amethysts have inclusions as one would expect to find, and all the stones are intact and undamaged. The enamel is in great shape. Please note that these extremely substantial earrings, whilst looking absolutely amazing, are also very long and heavy! I would not say they could be worn all day - they are perfect for an evening out but at a total weight of 14 grams they are going to be a strain to wear for long periods for some! These are in excellent condition with some tarnishing as would be expected from silver gilt of this age, and have had only a light clean to retain the patina, although I have fully cleaned and sterilized the ear wires where they would pass through the ear, leaving the patina intact at the front of the fittings so that they match the rest of the item.
I have taken clear photos outside to demonstate the true colour and also some in a light box to capture the detail. These have come to me as part of an estate clearance and if you would like to take a look at my other items, I have a small selection of antique jewellery available including some lovely gold items that had been acquired by a late discerning collector who travelled worldwide and had a great interest in culturally important jewellery. These antique items are new onto the market. Please see the photos; they form part of the description and show the size in centimetres and the weight in grams. Items will be securely packed and sent swiftly by a trackable service.
If you have any queries, please do get in touch. The item "ANTIQUE DECO CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL EARRINGS 6CM 14g WOW" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Art Deco (1915-1935)". The seller is "deccorama" and is located in Beccles. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada.
- Type: Earrings
- Sub-Type: Drop/ Dangling
- Metal: Silver
- Main Gemstone: Amethyst