Absolutely incredible carved ivory earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each of these wonderful earrings is made of hand carved ivory and portrays an exquisite image of of a bird surrounded by an ivy leaf frame. Beautifully ornate and in nearly perfect condition, the earrings have a 3-dimensional and realistic design with an open winged bird at the center. Behind each bird is a finely carved background of small branches and the bird stands atop a tree branch which carries into earthy frame. An ivy vine rests atop the branch and carries around the entire frame and the tree branch finishes at the top in a looped figure-8 shape. The earrings hang from an ivory bead surmount which attaches to simple 14kt gold wires. The larger link appears to have been carved from a single piece of ivory and the workmanship is exceptional. Truly a work of art, these marvelous earrings would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 5/8" long, is 1 1/8" at the widest point and 1/4" in depth.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Amazing, besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the carved ivory earrings or to the earring wires.