Chinese Silver Gilt Filigree Lapis Cabochons Enamel Dangle Earrings Vtg Sterling. Lovely Enamel Flowers and Flourishes - Beautiful Blue Lapis Cabochons - Silver Gilt Filigree so Intricate it looks like Weaving - This pair of vintage Chinese gold plated sterling filigree and enamel dangle earrings is quite Sensational! Beautifully hand made, the earrings are opulent, ornate and highly detailed, with magnificent colors. The filigree teardrop plaques are each surmounted by six lapis lazuli cabochon stones, bezel-set in the fine wire work. I was lucky to find two pairs of these earrings, this one and a pair with carnelian stones, and listed them both this hour.These earrings is the fine wire work and the fantastic colors of the cloisonne enamel combined with the lapis cabs. In addition to the "woven" filigree, the textural metal work includes applied beading and twisted "rope" that outlines the cabs. To the Chinese, the calming stone lapis lazuli has the energy of cosmic connections to universal truth and wisdom and is considered auspicious in feng shui.
In addition to its protective qualities, it is said to promote good fortune in wealth and health. The flowers and leaves on these earrings are beautifully shaded, in soft, but vibrant, enamel colors in multiple hues of blue, ranging from blue green to dark purplish blue. The colors of the enamel harmonize well with each other and with the lapis stones. Something about the deep blue cabs is quite powerful and they are indeed beautiful, surmounting the golden filigree. The earrings are both signed "S 925" on the kidney wire findings.Noting the similar pair I listed with carnelian stones is also signed on plaques on the backs, I think the artisans just failed to apply the signature plaques to these. They are in Very Good vintage condition with light scratches and surface dirt. There are no losses to the enamel and the gold wash is even, intact and has mellowed over time to a wonderful, gleaming vintage patina. There are the usual slight inconsistencies in execution that only add to their hand made charm. Comfortable and easy to wear, the earrings weigh 7.4 grams and measure about 1" wide with an overall drop length of about 1-3/4". They will frame your face beautifully and the dangles are so alluring with the slightest toss of your head. With the Lapis, these earrings may even provide you protection, healing and good fortune! Dramatic and exotic, this elegant pair of earrings with its Enameled Floral motif and beautiful blue Lapis Lazuli Cabochon Stones will bring the romance and allure of the Orient to your outfit. Wearable and collectible, this is a superb pair of vintage sterling vermeil Asian Dangling Earrings with Lapis and Enamel to add to your collection. Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know. It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars. We thank you for your custom! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
The item "Chinese Silver Gilt Filigree Lapis Cabochons Enamel Dangle Earrings Vtg Sterling" is in sale since Thursday, January 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Asian & East Indian".The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.