Extremely Rare Victorian Egyptian Revival Enamel Lotus Earrings
I can count on one and a half hands the number of true Victorian Egyptian Revival pieces I’ve had… most of them are still in my personal collection. It is with great the generous succor of my mom that I’m able to offer these up. Two Scheele’s Green (no arsenic necessary!) enamel lotus blossoms are inverted to form each conical earring, separated by a sterling ring of sweet rose cut diamonds.
These earrings are superb, dating between 1870-1880. They are likely English in origin, and have been lovely upgraded with the shepheard hook ear wires at some point in their long beautification career. This brilliant green enamel is hand painted, with some areas appearing darker than others. Egyptian revival jewelry had achieved such fame and notoriety in collecting circles in the past few decades, it is an honor to handle so rare a pair.
Materials & Features: enamel
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1870-1880
Measurements: 1.55”, 7 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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