These are an early pair of earrings, dating to the mid Victorian era, circa 1850. They are made of yellow gold, acid tested at 9 karat. No hallmarks are present.
The earrings are done in two sections, the top has a nicely shaped typical gold Victorian motif and the bottom portion is a round porcelain plaque. The plaque has a hand painted picture of a girl, each one being slightly different from the other and done in a folk art style. They are both painted against a bluish gray background and are wearing clothes in colors of blue, yellow and red. The plaques are set into the gold and there are tiny gold beads surrounding the plaques.
The earrings are meant for pierced ears and have the original wires, which have a closure at the bottom. They measure 1" in length and the round bottom portion has a 1/2" diameter. They weigh 3.4 grams. They are in good antique condition.
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