Late Art Deco Chinese 14kt Hand Carved Carnelian Dangle Earrings
A beautiful and unusual pair of earrings from the late Art Deco (ca1930s) era! Each of these gorgeous earrings are of Chinese origin and feature a wonderful hand carved carnelian stone hanging from a simple surmount. The dangling carnelian links each portray a 3-dimensional shape, similar to an urn or vase, with a smoothly polished round base. Resting atop the rounded bottom is a gorgeous basketweave pattern under an ornate floral-like motif featuring delicate cutouts throughout. Each stone dangles from a fine chain attached to a carnelian cabochon bead topper with a simple gold earring wire at the top. The translucent carnelian stones display rich, fiery orange and cherry red hues perfectly complimenting the soft yellow gold. When worn, the earrings frame the face beautifully, and dangle with lovely movement!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 1/8" in total length. Each carnelian link measures about 7/8" wide and is about 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the carnelian links. The gold earring wires are in good working order.