The Call Of Antiquity

Unusual Earrings With Coral Gems In Gold, Around 1870


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Unusual Earrings With Coral Gems In Gold, Around 1870
Unusual Earrings With Coral Gems In Gold, Around 1870
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The jewellery fashion of the 1860s and 1870s was characterized by a return to jewellery of antiquity. Excavations had unearthed ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, an ancient people whose culture intermingled with that of the Romans. The forms of this jewellery appeared both strange and fascinating to the people of the 19th century. Especially in the age of increasing industrialization and modernization, the disenchantment of life through science, and last but not least the strict corset of bourgeois rules, the dream of distant, so very different cultures seemed tempting. Thus, goldsmiths first created copies after Etruscan originals and finally independent designs, which took up stylistic elements of antiquity. In the course of this so-called Etruscan Revival, coral also ascended to the Olympus of fashion, because like no other material it evoked thoughts of Italy. Probably in no other chapter of jewellery history we find so numerous coral jewellery, so variously interpreted and artfully used. The earrings presented here are no exception. Each of the earrings is designed around a coral gem depicting the face of a child. Possibly the motif is chosen in reference to the ancient belief that coral was powerful protective amulets for children - even rattles were made using Mediterranean coral in Victorian times. It is also conceivable that the children's heads are based on Roman depictions of Cupid, the god of love. Three drops of Mediterranean coral, also salmon coloured, are suspended under each cameo's textured gold frame. The resulting fringe motif was a popular style element and just like many other details, borrowed from the ancient jewellery of the Etruscans. Pendants, brooches, necklaces and, last but not least, earrings were thus meant to commemorate a time that even then had long been hidden in the mists of history.
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Unusual Earrings With Coral Gems In Gold, Around 1870
The Call Of Antiquity
€ 1,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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