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Rare Georgian circa 1780 silver paste day night dangle earrings. It is rare to find original Georgian earrings like these for sale. These are handmade sterling silver earrings are set with foil backed pastes. This was not uncommon at the time, often woman would have their paste jewelry made which was a replica of their diamond jewels for when they travelled so that they did not lose their precious jewelry being robbed in a stage coach. Featuring beautiful hand wrought silver work with 22 small clear white pastes set throughout the scrolls , whilst the surmount and drop also have a larger round cut paste and tear drop paste set into a rubbed and crimped setting. Notice that one of the tear drop pastes are darker than the others, this is due to the changes in the foil enclosing the paste at the back of the setting. Another wonderful feature of these earrings is that they are day/ night earrings, meaning that the surmount unhooks from the larger drop so the smaller earring can be worn during the day and the drop attached for the night. These wonderful earrings are so stunning when worn, truly rare earrings to be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come.
Measurements: 2 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Stone Size: Tear drop paste 12mm x 8mm Large Round Paste: 7mm Small round paste 2mm each
Weight: 12.8 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Completely original in wonderful condition with the exception with one darkened paste. This is common in very old paste jewelry.
Date: Circa 1780