Rare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800sRare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800s

An early and exquisite pair of long hollow earrings in nearly 20 karat gold from the late Georgian era (early 19th century), with removable pendant decorated with motifs of acorns and oak leaves. Formed from two sheets of gold molded in repoussé then soldered together, creating an impression of volume while remaining light and very comfortable. This type is commonly referred to as “Day – Night” earrings because the lower section slips off the ear wire so the simpler upper portion can be worn during the day, while the lower section can be added on for evening wear. Note that the earrings are attached in the traditional 19th century manner, where the hook is inserted from the back of the earlobe and the small hook is latched into a hole in the decorative front piece. Timeless and still very wearable today, they are rare in both style and karat content. Condition: Very good, noting that the hook of one earring was remounted at some point in the 19th to early 20th century

Hallmarks: Portuguese, 19th century (about 1820 to 1840, approximately) 19,2 karat gold

Dimensions and weight: 8,8 gr.; Approx. length: 6.8 cm x 1.5cm, or 2 5/8” long x ½ “ at the widest point

Item ID: JY_Ear_ptdn1


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: s

Rare Portuguese Day / Night Earrings, early to mid-1800s

$2,800 USD

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