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1820s French Earrings (on white background)
1820s French Earrings (backside)
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1820s French Earrings

1820s French Earrings (on white background)
1820s French Earrings (backside)
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An incredible pair of Georgian-era French "poissarde" earrings with richly colored topaz paste set in a 18K. Poissarde is French for "fish wife" or "fish seller." Supposedly women who worked in late 18th century Parisian fish markets were the first to wear earrings of this style. This pair has unusually fine metal work with their filigree edge and repousse detailing.

Materials

Topaz colored paste (crystal) 18K Gold

Date

1820-30s

Condition

Very Good. Earring wires likely replaced.

Size

Total Drop: 1.5 Inches
10mm Wide