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Early Victorian Daffodil Torpedo Earrings


Fashioned in pinchbeck, this unusual pair of early Victorian earrings feature daffodils affixed to perforated torpedo drops. The Latin name for daffodil is "narcissus" - from the famous Greek myth of Narcissus in which the hero of the story falls in love with his own reflection. In the language of Victorian floriography, the daffodil represents both chivalry and unrequited love.


  • Materials


  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3" length measured from the top of the ear wire





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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers

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