SOLD Art Deco Drop Earrings in Silver and “Coral” Peking Glass

£135.00

Art Deco faux coral drop earrings with silver florets

1 in stock

Description

This pair of Art Deco earrings really has the wow factor – so glamorous and so classy they are a must have for fans of genuine vintage and antique jewellery. The style of these earrings is classically Georgian, however we don’t suppose they are that old due to the materials used. The Earrings form a long drop with teardrop beads hanging from a floral cluster cast in silver which is marked 925 so we can be confident these drops were not made in the UK. The silver is set with tiny diamante to add a sparkle and at the centre of each floret is a single bead. The beads are made of what was known as Peking glass.

Peking glass was a favourite of the Art Deco movement as it imitated materials which were out of the financial reach of a good many people. Originally designed to imitate jade, the range of Peking glass spread to other stones and, as in this case, pink coral which is now a protected material. The work is convincing to say the least but comes at a fraction of the price – both financially and environmentally. The earrings are for pierced ears and have at the back gold wires – presumably because some people cant put silver through their ears. The hooks are long but some may want to invest in stoppers to avoid loss.

Condition

While we cannot claim factory condition these earrings are remarkable survivors showing very little sign of damage or wear. No stones missing and no chips to the beads. The gold wires may need adjusting to achieve the correct “hang” but are still serviceable.

Dimensions

  • Each earring approx 2.5 inches (7 cm)
  • Approx 0.6 inches (1.75 cm) at widest point
  • Drop beads 1.5 inches (4 cm)

Shipping:

Letter A – £8.50

Customers outside the UK, please contact us quoting the stock number and your location for a quote