Late Victorian Sterling Red Vauxhall Glass Flower Earrings
Vauxhall glass (also known as "mirror glass") refers to a specific style of colored glass production originating in the Georgian era. The colorful molded glass was backed in silver to create a reflective "mirror" below the surface, which creates a unique light-catching quality. The colors often included deep, rich shades of red, purple, white, and black (sometimes mistaken for jet), and were generally mounted in brass. Antique Vauxhall glass jewelry remains popular with collectors in the modern day!
Exquisite Vauxhall glass flower earrings from the late Victorian (ca1900s) era! Each sterling earring hangs from a simple rose gold wire, and depicts a fabulous three-dimensional flower. Two layers of round and teardrop cut Vauxhall glass depict the petals to create the floral design, their faceted pieces catching the light with movement. The deep fiery red color is stunning, and is a great representation of how Vauxhall glass can easily be mistaken for garnet stones. These unique earrings are incredible, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 3/4" long (including the wire). The floral links measure about 1/2" in diameter, and are approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The earrings are in good antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to sterling setting or to the rose gold wires, which are in excellent working condition. There are some chips to a few of the glass pieces, and a small crack in one of the center stones, however it is scarcely noticeable when worn.