An antique pair of 15 karat yellow gold Victorian tassel drop earrings made in the Etruscan style popular in the period. Fitted with foxtail link tassels this style of antique earring was popular during the 1860’s. They are finished in a burnished or matt finish which was a technique used frequently on jewelry of this era. They measure 42mm long designed with chased caps decorated with leaf motifs. Overall a lovely pair of original Victorian earrings.
N.B. The 18k shepherd’s crook fittings are a more recent addition.
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MEASUREMENTS - 42mm L x 7mm W
WEIGHT - 6g
MATERIALS – 15 karat yellow gold
HALLMARK – No marks present but tested as 15 karat yellow gold, the fittings are 18 karat tested using a touchstone.
CONDITION – Good. These drop earrings are in overall very good condition commensurate with their age. All the tassels are intact and undamaged. The gold work is crisp and undamaged. The heads are most likely a later addition.
Victorian 15 Karat Yellow Gold Tassel Drop Earrings, circa 1860
42mm L x 7mm W