Cannetille is a close relative of filigree work. It typically features fine gold wires or thinly hammered sheets. Jewelry with cannetille was very popular in the 1820's and 1830's. Motifs included tendrils, scrolls, coils, beehives and spider-like rosette ornaments. Jewelry featuring cannetille was often embellished with granulation and thinly stamped metals. In the early days of cannetille, stamped metals were typically disk shaped; floral and shell motifs later became popular.
Sweet amphora gold filigree earrings. Each measuring approximately 30.4 mm. with a gross weight of 4,2 grams.
The condition is very good with negligible wear commensurate with age.
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