Antique ca. 1880s Victorian 14K turquoise enamel long earrings

A spellbinding pair of Late Victorian earrings fabricated in 14K yellow gold with hinged components and turquoise enamel detail. Where to BEGIN?! These plunging drops (just over 2") have spherical, turquoise enamel posts with gold blossom inlay. Smaller versions of the same spheres repeat as terminating, dangling drops at the base of the earrings. The body of the earrings have tall, narrow, "doorframes" with swinging, sharply tapered centers. These components are hinged and rock back and forth every so sweetly. The trim of the frames have little gold granules leading to curling flourishes. Exquisite, Robin's-Egg-Blue enamel appears in the contours of the frame and dagger-shaped drops. Textured detail on the gold adds dimension and contrast. The double movement of the swinging body and the dancing spheres is delightful.

While not perfect, these are in outstanding condition given their age. There is some wear to the enamel on the posts and one of the small spheres is a period replacement. The earrings have new posts and screw-backs.

Measurements: 12.4 grams, 2 1/8" drops
Era: Early 1800s
Markings: N/A, attributed to Spain/Portugal
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