1880's Italian Carved Lava Rock Earrings & Brooch Pendant Set in Box
A beautiful set of 1880's Italian carved lava rock earrings and brooch pendant of profile portraits set in bright 9K gold. This matching set comes in its original box, which is in equally good condition as the earrings. The larva rock is a soft gray-brown clay color that comes from the Mount Vesuvious volcanic area of Italy. The details on the face of the female figure are delicately rendered with high relief, notably the sharp nose, bright open eyes and flowing textured hair with hair decorations. They are a great example of Italian artisan work of the Romantic period. The figure on this brooch or pendant is of royal standing; she is flanked by other profiles of figures all with equally ornate hairstyles. These other figures make up the dangling drop earrings that come with this unique set. Fine pieces of Italian jewelry from the turn of the century, with stunning craftsmanship, muted colors against a bright gold and overall fantastically conserved set. The pendant is an oval of 1 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches and the earrings measure almost 2 inches in length. The box measures 4 x 3 x 2 inches. A romantic and elegant gift for someone who appreciates art history and fine jewelry.
DIAMETER: 1 in | HEIGHT: 1½ in
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