rowan-and-rowan-logo
navicon
  HOME
navicon
  ANTIQUE RINGS
navicon
  ANTIQUE BROOCHES
navicon
  ANTIQUE NECKLACES
navicon
  ANTIQUE BRACELETS
navicon
  ANTIQUE EARRINGS
navicon
  HISTORICAL JEWELLERY
navicon
  PHOTO GALLERY
navicon japanesenavUP
navicon
  TERMS OF BUSINESS

appstore

Ref  NJ1    Queen Anne Aquamarine Paste Earrings

Luscious 'Queen Anne' gilt metal and aquamarine paste double drop earrings, circa 1740. In 1675 George Ravenscroft developed a hard lead glass suitable for jewellery and in 1734 Stras of Paris added a higher lead content to this paste recipe, resulting in a brilliant glass that could be highly polished. Fashionable ladies everywhere embraced this dazzling faux jewellery infused with rich colours. Queen Anne jewellery was ideally suited to the properties of Stras's paste, set gilt metal and rose-cut with dramatic effect. These typical Queen Anne earrings have vibrant aquamarine collet-set pastes faceted as rose-cuts. The gold wires are easier to wear replacements and I have the original reverse ear fittings. The earrings are 1.5 inches long and 2/3 of an inch wide. In immaculate condition save for one small crease to one earring reverse where the original reverse fitting was removed. Glorious colour, as intense and vibrant as the day the earrings were made.

£1950


doubleddrop1

doubledrop3

doubledrop5

673487

673479

 

< back to earrings