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Gossamer Berlin Iron Butterfly Earrings
Few jewels from the early 1800's can be attributed to their creator. Perhaps it is because Berlin Iron is rare, and few examples are extent outside of museums, that it is possible to follow the workmanship of this pair and to attribute them to Schinkel, a great architect who was awarded multiple medals and honors by his country. As true of most Berlin Iron, these jewels were given as a replacement for the donation of gold to the german treasury. The earrings are weightless. Delicate and glamourous they appear to be lace. The telltale Schinkel form of a butterfly is at center while at bottom we see the girandole triple drops. All parts of the earrings are original making the pair museum worthy. Ear wires close in the front and at the client's request can be changed to shepherds hooks.


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