Vintage late 40s Napier sterling silver clipback earrings in the shape of dogwood blossoms feature wonderful detailing, from the graceful curl of the petals to the ring of pistils around the pearl in the center of each flower. (I'm unsure if the pearl, which is glue-set, is genuine or simulated).
The earrings are stamped "Napier Sterling" on the edges of the clip mechanism, and the clipbacks themselves are marked "Sterling Pat Pend". A patent for this particular earring clip mechanism was filed in 1947 and granted in 1950, so the earrings date to between those two years.
Approx 1" in diameter, the earrings are in very good condition, with wear/dullness to the backs under the clips (photo #4). They appear to originally have had had a gold wash, now uniformly and almost completely worn off; the residue is most visible inside the curl of the petals.
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