Victorian 18ct Gold Cannetille Turquoise Earrings
Early Victorian cannetille 18ct gold earrings set with turquoises. The earrings are decorated with leaves and fine scrolls with suspended gold beads. Jewellery with this fine cannetille work was very popular in the 1820s and 1830s and was the height of fashion. It is very light, as not a lot of gold was required, but very intricate and labour intensive. Length 8cms (3″) x width 1.5cm (5/8″). Weight 8.8gms. Tested as 18ct gold. The hooks are a more modern replacement in 9ct gold and some of the fine scrollwork is missing, but these earrings are 190 years old and in good condition for their age.