French pendant earrings and brooch set circa 1830 (french hallmark: ram).
Type of jewel: Ancient adornment
Period: Early 19th century
Origin: French work
Metal: Gold 750/1000 (18 k)
Guarantee hallmark: ram’s head used in France from 1819 to 1838
Total weight (gross): 16.80 grams
Length of the pendant earrings: 7 cm
Nature of the stones: Turquoises and pearls
State of conservation: Very good state of conservation
Between 1820 and 1840, adornments more particularly accompanied ball gowns and were very often set with turquoises, amethysts or citrines.
In most adornments, the jewels are transformed: pendant or bracelet turn into brooches, a pair of earrings are made into two and the combs separate from the headband that surmounts them.
Source: Adornments and jewelery in the Malmaison and Compiègne museums.
Price: 3950 euro
Reference: 02 033 1