An absolutely beautifully preserved 18th century pair of pair of "poissarde" golden earrings! A perfect Christmas dinner or a special occasion gem. Definitely an eye-catcher, moderately flashy and totally classy!
Over 2 CENTURIES after their creation these stunners look very much adequate even nowadays! A gorgeous elongated profile with a gentle floral pattern is absolutely beautiful!
"Such earrings were popular in France, Germany and Italy in late 18th - early 19th century. They were called "poissarde" for French "Fishwife". They were first worn by fishwives selling their wares in Les Halles market in Paris (circa year 1795), these were hoop earrings with a back-to-front fitting that resembled a fish hook. They were made of lightweight gold , either plain, or stamped of filigree, and were sometimes embellished with modest gemstone or enamel-work" - Source "Georgian Jewellery" by Ginny Redlington Dawes and Olivia Collings.
You can also see the pictures from this book in the photo carousel above. These earrings is a fine example of museum-worth antique gems!
This earrings are not hallmarked, which is formal for the jewelry that old. They acid-test as high-karat gold of 18 kt. The earrings are in a perfect antique condition.
Will make a lovey present for antique jewelry lovers!
Drop: 3 cm;
Width: 1 cm;
Weight: 1.8 g;
Hallmarks: none, tests as 18 kt gold;
Era: Georgian, late-1700`s, France;