Art Deco Chinese Carved Horn & Natural Seed Pearl Earrings
An unusual pair of carved horn earrings from the Art Deco (ca1920s) era! Each has an artistic design that reflects its Chinese origin. At the base is a large hand-carved horn plaque, which
has a dark, rich color and satin finish. Delicate natural seed pearls are strung on wire, and then inlaid into the surface for a dramatic contrasting motif. Each carved horn link hangs from an elongated surmount, consisting of seed pearl strands and silver rings. Fine spun silver and black enamel accents decorate the silver rings at the center, and additional seed pearls adorn the topper. Completing the design is a simple sterling silver wire at the top. When worn, the earrings hang long, framing the face with lovely movement. Despite their substantial size, they are comfortably lightweight. They would make a unique addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 3 1/4" long, including the wire tops. The carved horn plaques measure 1 5/8" tall, 7/8" wide, and 1/4" at the thickest point. The silver rings at the center measure 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: The earrings are in very good antique condition. There is some light surface wear to the carved horn plaques and the silver setting, which is normal based on the age of the piece. One of the delicate seed pearls has been re-set, restoring the design. The earring wires are securely attached at the top.