From the golden city

Elegant antique earrings with emeralds in gold, Prague around 1875

The earrings here come from the "golden city" of Prague - and warm and golden they shine themselves. Their design presents an oval of warmly matted yellow gold bearing an oval attachment of polished, reddish gold. Inside this red gold frame, which appears to be held in place by two leaves and a ribbon, an emerald shimmers in each. It is as green as the leaves of the fruit trees in Petrín Park, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the city. According to their hallmarks, the earrings were made in Prague. The special form of the gold hallmark, a fox's head with the city mark "C", was used in Austria-Hungary from 1872 and only until 1922. In comparison with other jewellery from the literature, for example in Brigitte Marquardt. Jewellery. Realismus und Historismus. 1850-1895. Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, München 1998, p. 234 u.a. the origin of the earrings can be narrowed down quite exactly to the years around 1875. The beautiful earrings have been preserved in the pictured original case made of leather and silk. It is delivered together with the earrings, which came to us from the south of Germany.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.