Everyone here knows I love the subtlety and clean lines of Art Deco design. I also sometimes love things that are the opposite of that. For example:
These are fabulous. There’s nothing restrained, simple, or geometric about them. They’re a riot of enthusiastic embellishment. I think they’re great.
These babies are English, circa 1820. They’re made from cannetille gold, which is a term that I just learned. Cannetille is a metal openwork design similar to filigree; it was very popular in the 1820’s and 1830’s, when these earrings were made. You can see in these earrings the tendrils, scrolls, coils and granulation typical of cannetille.
These cannetille gold earrings are embellished with small white chrysolites and a number of large pink topaz stones; two oval cut stones above an three oblong stones suspended below.
I’m a lady with lots of thick, dark, wavy hair – it’s hard to find a pair of earrings to stand up to my mane. I’m pretty sure these would do the trick, though.
These Georgian earrings are currently for sale at S.J. Phillps. All images and info are thanks to S.J. Phillips.