Victorian nostalgia

Well preserved horn piqué demiparure from England, circa 1880

A wonderful demi parure from Victorian England in unusually good condition is the set of ear pendants and matching brooch presented here. Both pieces were created using elaborate craftsmanship that flourished primarily in the central English city of Birmingham, where these pieces are also believed to have been made. It is the so-called piqué technique, in which filigree gold and silver elements are inlaid into horn. The inlays of precious metal form graceful patterns and arrangements that stand out magnificently against the dark background material. This highly prized technique experienced its heyday in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. Huguenot emigrants then brought the craft to England, where it enjoyed great popularity throughout the 19th century. In our case, the brooch and long earrings are decorated with graceful floral arrangements of gold and silver inlay. Beautifully, the precious metals stand out against the dark background, giving the jewelry a nostalgic look. Exquisitely detailed, the Demi Parure bears witness to the craftsmanship of Victorian England in the 1880s. The brooch and earrings are a wonderful addition to any jewellery collection and, last but not least, can still be worn today without any restrictions!

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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.