ANTIQUE NEO CLASSIC INTAGLIO LAPIS LAZULI GOLD EARRINGS - For Sale

ANTIQUE NEO CLASSIC INTAGLIO LAPIS LAZULI GOLD EARRINGS
Price: $2800.00
Antique Victorian, Neo Etruscan 18k gold and intaglio carved lapis lazuli gemstone earrings. Made circa 1850 - 1880. Each earring is approximately 7/8 inches at longest point. Total weight is 7 grams. Classic, elegance: oval cabochon deep blue lapis lazuli gemstones handcarved with a figure of a wild boar and a lion, respectively. Marvely tiny detail - one can almost see individual hairs on each animal. It is possible that the intaglios originate in the Ancient Roman era, but the buyer will make the decision of whether they are 150 or 2000 years old. The lapis is set in a beautiful Neo Etruscan / Classic Revival 18 carat gold setting, constituting concentric rings of twisted filigree gold wires of different patterns and sizes. The setting is almost identical to settings used for jewellery by TIffany & CO, enclosing micromosaics and shown in the book ''Bejewelled By TIffany'', page 133. The backs and loops of the earrings are lovely. THe replaced loops, each with a flowerhead attachment, enhancing the beauty of the earrings and making them extremely comfortable to wear and easy to insert. Earrings are not hallmarked, but tested for 18k gold. Very good condition. Status: For Sale Reference#: 3976 Condition: good Year: 1870 Title: ANTIQUE NEO CLASSIC INTAGLIO LAPIS LAZULI GOLD EARRINGS

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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