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Georgian Black Dot Paste Earrings

$800

These Georgian paste earrings feature a black dot painted at the base, this thoughtful detail was added to "diamond" paste jewelry to imitate the open culet that characterizes the old mine brilliant cut. The stones are foil-backed and mounted in silver with gold-wash on the reverse side and 9k gold ear wires.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), silver, white paste

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - the foil on one earring is slightly less bright than on its mate; these were converted into earrings from buttons or cufflinks at some point in time; spot of discoloration on the back of one earring

  • Size

    5/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 3/8" width

Georgian

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GeorgianEra

17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

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.