Antique 18th C Georgian 22kt Gold Pearl Earrings Poissardes Fishwife French For Sale
fine and very very rare antique French georgian 22kt gold and natural pearl earrings ca 1780 these incredible earrings are called poissardes French for fishwifes , this type of earring was worn between 1790 and 1810 , I believe this pair to be earlier , the earrings are typically in a elongated design , the ear wires had typical s shaped fish hooks style cross over and threaded through the ear back to front , the name of these earrings are derived from the fishwives of paris who were supposedly the first women to wear this kind of earrings , the set is incredible 22kt or higher solid gold and set with 12 natural pearls , the earrings are in great shape for age one earring has tiny split at top and other one needs a bit of repair on bottom wire where it attaches to back of earring but overall in great shape for being over 230 years old , this is the most beautiful and oldest pair of earrings I have ever owned , I believe the set are French , the pair measure a little over 1 1/2 inches in length , and the set weight is .22 oz or 6.9 grams , again the earrings do have very very slight imperfections but I would say great for age , if you have any questions please feel free to ask ,they really are lovely ,hope they go to a good home or collection , items sold as is ,thank you and good luck !!!
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Antique 18th C Georgian 22kt Gold Pearl Earrings Poissardes Fishwife French : $472