-Victorian 1890 Italian Dangle Drop Earrings In I4Kt Yellow Gold With Red Corals
Victorian pair of dangle earrings with Neapolitan coral.
Gorgeous antique dangle drop earrings with red corals, created in Naples Italy during the Victorian period, back in the 1890. This fabulous suite of corals has been mounted from the backs, in customized wired settings made up in solid yellow gold of 14 karats with high polished finish. Fitted with comfortable French screws backs.
Corals: Mounted in bar settings, with an arrangement of 22 mixed cabochon cuts carved from natural vivid red coral, with an estimate weight of 54.30 carats.
Weight: 16.80 Grams, (10.77 Dwt).
Measurements: Drop of 65 mm and a width of 20 mm (2.56 x 0.79 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the mark for the assay of the gold and tested for 14kt gold.
Collateral: They are accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Note: These corals are completely natural from the Mediterranean sea and has been recently polished to get back their original splendor.
The Victorian Period
This era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British monarch, in this case, Alexandrina Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, years 1837-1901. There are 3 sub-periods within this era. First, the early, Romantic period, which is soaked in traditions, natural motifs in gold and silver, clear stones only being worn during the day and colored gems by night.
The second being the Grand or mourning period, which coincides with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert the consort, who died in December of 1861. This period included large, dark, somber, dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black onyx, jet wood, amethyst, garnet and gold. This lasted until 1880's, when the aesthetic period of jewelry began.
The Late or third stage of the Victorian period, use more complex and feminine motifs, returning to the natural, including many floral and celestial designs, with more decadent gemstones, lasting until the turn of the century. The Victorian era of jewelry includes many movements found in other countries, including revivals such as the Etruscan the Roman and the Egyptian as well as the Art Nouveau, Liberty style and Arts and Crafts design movements which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century.
Our condition report: Please take special attention to all pictures provided, since images prevail over our extensive and precise descriptions. The pieces we offer in this website are used and are from the aftermarket; in extremely decent shape, in usable grade and collectible condition. If you are a perfectionist buyer or collector, you need to tolerate hairlines and light traces of use and wear.
Condition: The overall condition of this pair is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. The corals are secured in the settings. These earrings has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: E211023XIEN/.3149