The French Jewel Box

fine jewellery since 1905
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PERFECT FRENCH PIQUE EARRINGS

$ 1,990

Compact but highly decorative, these attractive French pique earrings pack a lot of detail into the top and drop dome and are light and easy to wear.  Pique is the delightful process of inlaying shaped pieces of tortoiseshell with tiny gold and silver ornamentation.  The individual pieces and a variety of patterns provide wonderful contrast between the deep black brown and the shining metal work creating an unparalleled effect.  This pair feature a variety of floral forms with a central fish scale panel.

 

JEWEL NOTES

 

Circa 1870

Gold, silver and tortoise shell

Top half dome is 9.9mm, the lower dome is 14.5mm

Drop is 38mm

French marks on the hooks

Weight 4.3gm

 

CODE V615

 

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