A wonderful pair of lucky horseshoe earrings from the Victorian (ca1857) era! Each of these English-made earrings has a stylish equestrian-inspired design. The dangling horseshoe links are crafted in silver, and have 7 raised “nail” studs along the surface (always 7 for good luck!). At the top of each earring is a simple sterling ball and earring wire, completing the design. Stamped on the back of the links are several English hallmarks, including the Birmingham lion and anchor symbols, the maker's initials "M&J" (possibly "Marson & Jones") and the date letter "I," which dates the piece to 1857." Perfect for the equestrian enthusiast, these earrings would make a unique everyday accessory!
Measurements: The earrings hang 1” long (including the wire tops). Each horseshoe link measures approximately 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or earring wires, which are secure and intact. There is a natural patina that gives a darkened appearance to the silver setting, which is a normal characteristic of antique jewelry. However, it could be polished if a brighter look is desired.