These charming, clip back earrings test as 800-900 silver quality and are therefore likely to be of continental European origin. They are ornamented with marcasites. As to age I believe they date to the 1940-s or 1950’s. They come in a lovely box which may be original to the earrings.
The earrings measure 5/8” (1.5cms) across and together they weigh 6.4 grams.
They are of domed construction , the top and the surround set with glittering marcasites.
The backs have clips which function correctly.
They sit in their box on pale green velvet, The lid is lined with cream silk with the details of the jeweller – Matthews of West Wickham. Kent. He was established in 1935.
The box is covered in mottled grey leather wit gold tooling around the top edge. It closes firmly with a click.
In fine vintage condition, these fabulous earrings look wonderful on the ear. They will arrive carefully presented.
European Silver and Marcasite Clip Back Earrings in English Box.
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