Art Deco Chinese Dramatic Sterling Gilt Filigree Earrings
A dramatic and very ornate pair of filigree earrings from the late Art Deco (c.1930) era! Chinese in origin, each earring has an intricate wirework design known as "spun silver," which is complete with delicate beadwork accents. The earrings are crafted in silver and have been gilded with a beautiful golden finish. The lacy design is wonderful and rich in texture. Hanging from floral surmounts are two extra-large teardrop links in the center. Three spear-shaped links dangle freely from the base, swinging with lovely movement when worn. Despite their substantial design, the earrings are extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. A post rests on the back of each surmount, though the earrings could be converted to wire toppers if desired. An artistic and decorative pair of earrings, they make a true statement piece for any woman's collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 3" long from top bottom. The large teardrop links at the center are 1" wide, and the surmounts have a 1/2" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is very good. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the filigree setting or beadwork accents. There is light subtle color variation throughout the gilt finish, which is normal and very subtle. The posts are secure, and all of the dangling accent links are intact.