Rare Bourbon earrings in 15 kt gold with Sicilian rubies and sapphires (Southern Italy), mid 1800s.
Stunning set of large antique authentic Sicilian earrings, Bourbon period, high-quality craftsmanship, basket-shaped design, knotted with rich scrollwork, branches and leaves, inside as well. It is set with antique cut rubies and sapphires, 6 gems for each, totalling approx. 2.50 ct, and with natural, not cultured pearls, width: 8 mm, the front and back are identical, with the same decoration, and the same gems
In spite of their age, they are in perfect condition, no flaws
With gold and goldsmith hallmark (yet more value)
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These items of jewellery are very rare and hard to find, as they are usually in museums.
Size: Height: 5.2 cm, width: 4.2 cm
Total weight: 19.5 g.
Bourbon jewellery is characterised by very fine workmanship, despite the not very high value of the materials used. The new manufacturing techniques of the period allowed the creation of jewellery in thin metal foil that was cut and embossed, thus producing items of jewellery with a limited quantity of gold, but with a very vivacious and opulent look thanks to the workmanship and to the use of stones and especially of patterns of small pearls characteristic of the Bourbon era.
Generally the quality of the gold is never very high, however it is not always easy to determine the fineness of Bourbon era items of jewellery, because every goldsmith employed his personal 'recipe' for the gold. Notwithstanding this, we come across very rare and precious items of jewellery, which deserve to be worn with pride.
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- Aretes de borbón
- Oro amarillo
- Finura del material
- 15 quilates
- Altezza 5,2 (cm) Larghezza 4.2 (cm)
- Peso total
- 19.5 g
- Como nuevo - sin usar
- Piedra principal
- perla natural
- Piedras circundantes
- Rubí, Zafiro
- Peso total de las piedras circundantes