Vintage ESTATE 14K Gold & Glass Intaglio Drop Earrings - Cupid & Psyche!
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AGE: C.1980 or so
ITEM: Fresh from an estate here in the St. Louis area comes this adorable pair of yellow gold earrings for pierced ears (lever backs) that hold small oval glass intaglios of Cupid kissing Psyche.
CONDITION: Excellent with no problems I can spot. The lever backs are very secure, one might even say a bit tight to open, but they certainly do the trick in keeping the earwire securely on the ear.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 585 at the base of the leverback; on the earwire (makers mark) 14K Italy.
SIZE: From top of earwire to bottom measures 1-1/4"; from top of the round dot to bottom measures 15/16"; width is 3/8" at the intaglio.
WEIGHT: 4 grams combined
FINAL COMMENTS: The earrings look like Elizabeth Locke designs - certainly of a Florentine inspired design; at least the pair I offer here don't have the high price tag of Ms Locke's inventory ($1,300 and up!).
NOTE: Cupid and Psyche are characters from a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus). It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (/ˈsaɪkiː/, Greek: Ψυχή, "Soul" or "Breath of Life") and Cupid (Latin Cupido, "Desire") or Amor ("Love", Greek Eros ’′Ερως), and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage.
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