A pair of Victorian gold, archaeological revival, Etruscan style drop earrings, c.1860,
with a plain bead top. A pippin drop with applied, graduated twisted wire decoration, with a further bead below. A bloomed ground with later screw fittings. Tested as approximately 15ct gold with silver fittings. 37mm long, 3.99g including fittings (2)
Provenance: The Peter and Pat Crofts Collection
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Later fittings marked silver.
Minor dent and bruising to the back.
Light surface marks commensurate with its age.
Both earrings are marked and tarnished, but do test as 15ct gold with later silver fittings.
Tarnish occurs regularly on 15ct gold items, especially if stored with silver items and as the later fittings are silver, this is undoubtedly the cause.
They could be professionally cleaned, but not just by a normal jewellery. They should not be polished as the bloom will be lost.
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