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Distinctive Floral Berlin Iron Earrings
Balance in iron begins in these chandelier earrings with crown of leaves leading to tangled vines and terminating with a flower atop a gothic circular motif. The open work and laciness are typical of Berlin Iron of the Early 19th Century in Germany. Just imagine the Napoleonic wars, the invasion of Napoleon into Germany and exhausting battles that caused suffering to the German and French military. The length of the war brought the German treasury to its knees. German aristocrats were asked to give gold to support the fighting. The people came forward and donated their gold jewelry to their country, an honor for which they were given iron jewels to show their patriotic generosity. This is the history these earrings carry. Original but for the ear wire which was changed to accommodate current preference. Marvelous condition


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