Filigree Dangling Baskets of Coral Screwback Clip Earrings circa Late 1800s


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Coral was popularized in the Victorian era, carrying over into the early 1900s,  so antique coral jewels are hard to date - especially earrings, since it's simple to change their fasteners. The dangles on these earrings are probably Victorian, with their original hooks replaced by screw backs clips when ear piercing went out of style in the early 20th century.

Comprised of a giardinetto (little garden) design featuring flower baskets of gilt filigree, filled with spezzati (branch coral) wired together into bouquets. The coral is of a deep salmon-pink shade that will flatter any complexion and given its age, we can be certain the color is natural, not dyed. Total length is 1.5 inches.

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