This beautiful pair of Tortolani clip-on earrings is decorated with two little cherubs or cupids, very three-dimensional and sculpted in great detail. They have sweet little pixie-like faces and a mass of curly hair. They are mirror images of each other, so the earrings are designed to be worn with the cherubs curling in to frame the face. The antiqued silver tone finish ‘blackens’ the reverse of the design, as is usual with Tortolani and each earring is signed Tortolani on the reverse. Tortolani were in business from the 1950s to the 1970s.
These earrings are in excellent condition. They measure approximately 1 inch across. I am also selling the matching fabulous bangle bracelet and two little cherub or cupid brooches; these are listed separately in my shop. The final photograph shows all these items together. One of the matching brooches appears (in gold-tone) on p. 229 of ‘Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry’ by Marcia Brown.
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