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1700’s gold and emerald tri-part earrings of the Iberian Peninsula

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Antique emerald earrings of the Iberian Peninsula with Columbian emeralds set in hallmarked 18k yellow gold.

Each has an emerald foliate scrolled surmount, an emerald bow-knot center section, and an emerald-set drop pendant with stylized foliage of tendrils and vines.

Hand-made circa 1780, these earrings are Spanish in origin, made in 18k gold and set with table-cut emeralds, most probably sourced in colonial mines in Columbia.

Each measures 2-1/4" in length and 1-1/4" at the widest point.

One tiny emerald is missing.

A similar pair may be seen in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. [Inventory # 1980.343.24,25. 4.4 cm 12.6 gr.]

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Inventory #25827

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