A PENDANT AND A PAIR OF EARCLIPS WITH ENAMEL CHERUB DECORATION
England, 1860-1870 Pendant: 14K yellow gold, tested; Earclips: 8K yellow gold, tested. Blue enamel and painted enamel. Pendant: circa 4.95 x 2.45 cm; Earclips: ca. 3.3 x 1.65 cm. Circa 20.04 g. This demi-parure is a prime example of the eclectic historicism that prevailed in Europe from the mid-19th century. Here we see elements of the Rococo brought together with elements from Antiquity.