These are petite early screw back type earrings. They are antiqued Sterling Silver and show a detailed
leaf design. Beautiful deepth in the details.
SIZE: 3/4" by 1/2" wide.
MARKS: These are signed sterling silver in 2 areas. The end of the screwback has what appears
to be a makers mark, but even under 20X magnification it is too worn to make it out.
CONDITION: Light wear to the backs but the fronts look very fine.
I have magnified the pictures so that you can see the details. Please look
at the actual measurements.
HISTORY OF EARRINGS CLOSURES: In 1894 the screw-back earring was invented,
allowing women without pierced ears to wear earrings. The earring clip was patented in 1934
and by the 1940s became the preferred earring style for women without pierced ears.
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