This set demands your attention! The brooch is a healthy 3 1/8 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide. The earrings are 1 5/8 inches long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the drop, by 3/4 of an inch wide. There is a lot of applied decoration. Genuine turquoise, seed pearls, all in buttercup setting. The hand holding the talle epergne enamelled fan is so sweet. This set is not marked but tests to 14k. ( acid test method). The gold is a beautiful rose colour. The front has a picture of two sisters. Of course you can put what ever you want in the compartments. The back has a darling picture of a child. It The front glass is beveled while the back is not. There is evidence that there were dangles on the earrings and pin at one time. Someone has taken these off ( I personally think dangles of any kind would be too much anyways) . The back glass has 4 shallow chips near the top but does not detract. The back compartment has a hinge for easy opening. There is a swivel bale so you can wear this as a pendant. The earrings have some soft solder applied to the ear wires catches. C. 1860 and American.
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