Antique Early Victorian Cupid Miniature Gold Earrings
An absolutely UNIQUE and MUSEUM-WORTHY Early Victorian era cupid miniature earrings made of solid 14k yellow gold!
Coming from Italy, this almost 250 year old earrings boast an amazing decorative profile carrying two hand-painted miniatures depicting a cherub cupid. The little angel has a beautiful detail, he targets ones heart placed on a postament of love! Surrounded by lush greenery and clear skies these magnificent miniatures are depicted in mirrored way so that once you wear them, the putti looks towards a face.
On the reverse side of the miniatures, the lovers hair locks are attached. This was very common for sentimental jewelry of 17 - 19th centiries. Such pieces were gifted for couples' engagement or marriage and contained pieces of dear persons hair.
The glass plates sit in sturdy prongs of yellow gold and are perfectly preserved.
These earrings are a true museum piece, preserved till nowadays without alterations. An amazing piece of antique 18th century briday jewelry from the South of Italy.
Please note, that these are the clip on earrings. A stud for pierced ears can be added upon request, so that the lock would be turned into an 'omega' lock.
Hallmarks: non, acid test shows 15k gold;
Miniatures: 1.2 x 1 inch;
Size: 4 x 1.9 inch;
Weight: 29.9 grams;
The earrings will be sent with an insured global track & trace EXPRESS parcel.