Antique Portuguese long pendent earrings with rose cut diamonds high carat gold 1740
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In these 19,2K yellow gold Portuguese Rococo earrings from 1740 centres an adorable double bow dangling in between two marquise shaped flakes of a symmetrically pierced flourishing frills. With five rose cut diamonds dispersed in alignment over theentire jewel and two extra diamonds topping the bows on the left and right, you could relive a fragment of history and the era's romances in this warm openwork gold tucked in this original jewellery box.
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Portugal
Style: Rococo - Rococo (less commonly roccoco) also referred to as "Late Baroque" is an 18th century style which developed as Baroque artists gave up their symmetry and became increasingly more ornate, florid, and playful. Rococo rooms were designed as totalworks of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic style. In 1835 the Dictionary of the French Academystated that the word Rococo "usually covers the kind of ornament, style and design associated with Louis XV's reign and the beginning of that of Louis XVI". It includes therefore, all types of art produced around the middle of the 18th century inFrance.
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Style specifics: Rococo is a style of decoration that followed, c.1730, the baroque style in France (where it was also called rocaille), the principal features of which are asymmetry of ornament and a repertoire consisting to a considerable extent of rockwork, shells,flowers, foliage, and scrollwork. It was developed in France under Louis XV, 1715-74, and spread to Italy, Germany, and Austria and to a lesser extent to England.
Period: ca. 1740
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Material: 19,2 K warm yellow gold
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Extra information: Comes with old (original?) box
Diamonds: 14 rose cut diamonds and senailles. A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: laser engraved Portuguese hallmark used for articles brought to the Portuguese assay office in a finished condition (thus also antiques)
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Dimensions: height 6,60 cm (2,60 inch)
Weight: 9,30 gram (5,98 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16107-0044
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