These are spectacular and you'd expect no less from the high-end Italian design house of Bottega Veneta. They're known for their sumptuous leather goods and these earrings are like nothing you could imagine.
They incorporate fine nappa woven leather on a solid sterling silver curve. The top is an elephant head with upturned trunk (a symbol of luck) and the bottom of the curve is the hallmarked BOTTEGA VENETA silver cap ball.
These earrings are made with screw backs that work well and are comfortable. (A professional jeweler can probably change the backs to posts for pierced ears.)
The earrings measure 2 1/8 inches across by 2 inches high. Together, they weigh 35 grams. The inside of the silver curve has two Italian silver hallmarks...too small to capture with our camera...even our loupe is squinting. These have been acid-tested to confirm sterling content.
After a long Internet search, we couldn't find another pair like these. Bottega did not make many of this style. These were purchased years ago on an Italian cruise by the wife of a doctor who confessed to us that when his wife liked something, there was no saying 'no'. She bought three pairs of Bottega Veneta earrings that day. These are in excellent vintage condition. Fantastic.
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Vintage Bottega Veneta Woven Leather Sterling Silver Elephant Earrings