Chinese Gilt Silver

VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g


VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g

VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g   VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g
Other items to be listed shortly. Up for sale here is a pair of genuine 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; with a Chinese hallmark of S925 it is not possible to put a specific date to when they were made. 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. Please view the photos thoroughly and let me know if you would like any further information.

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. As an art history graduate specialising in sentimental antique jewellery with cultural importance, and with goldsmithing training, I have been trained to assess the quality and fineness of precious metal items. Please see the photos; they form part of the description and show the size in centimetres or millimetres and the weight in grams where weighed.

Items will be securely packed and sent swiftly by a trackable service. If you have any queries, please do get in touch. The item "VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Unknown Period". The seller is "deccorama" and is located in Beccles.

This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France.

  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  2. Type: Earrings
  3. Sub-Type: Drop/ Dangling
  4. Metal: Silver
  5. Main Gemstone: Amethyst


VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g   VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g