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Rare Berlin Iron Earrings
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Be they sunflowers, chrysanthemums or daisies, flowers they be along with buds, vines, and climbing leaves, all in one lush pair of earrings from the days of Napolean's march into Germany. This pair of earrings can be seen on page 23 of the marvelous expert book entitled "Georgian Jewelry". The Napoleanic war caused disaster to both France and Germany and wiped out the nations treasuries. The government of Germany and later that of France, turned to their people for gold. Citizens turned in gold jewels for iron. We offer a rare example of Berlin Iron Jewelry. Though 200 years old, these earrings are amazing. It is amazing to have them intact and amazing that history comes to us in wearable form to care for and treasure. Iron earrings are extremely rare. Museums have iron jewelry, a few textbooks have examples, but even texts have very few photographs of ironwork earrings. Our earrings are mirrored at the bottom. Iron flowers add a cheerful touch to the mirrors and to the earrings at top. Georgian period earrings are most often made with wires that enter the ear from the back and lock in the front. We have had our expert jeweler change the ear wires to shepherds hooks as they are more comfortable for our American clients. This does not affect the value or rarity of the item. The earrings measure 3 1/8 in long. At their widest point at the bottom, they are 1 inch wide. At the top buds, the width is 1/2 inch. Condition is Excellent.


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