Gorgeous vintage gold & coral earrings, Italy circa 1980

The 19th century loved the past. Every nation in Europe explored its own history, and it was precisely the art and cultures of its own prehistory that served to reassure its own identity. In France the Gauls were rediscovered, in Germany the Germanic tribes, and in Italy the ancient Romans and Etruscans. Just how long-lasting this enthusiasm for history was in Italy is shown by this pair of exquisite earrings. Large pom-poms of polished deep-sea coral are mounted in sleeves of warmly gleaming yellow gold; an oval coral cabochon lies above the pom-poms and adorns the back plug. The earrings were modelled on ear jewellery from antiquity, and their colourfulness reflects the Italian love of warm colours and opulent splendour. A beautiful pair made in the south of Italy at the end of the 20th century. They are beautifully preserved and delight with their striking size and beautiful movement on the ear.

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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.