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Victorian Gem Studded Bird Earrings
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Sweet, chubby little Victorian bird earrings fashioned in gilt silver and resplendent with turquoise, seed pearls and garnets. Note that one bird's beak is shorter than the others, this may have been a design choice to differentiate these cuties, or it may be the result of a modification or repair.

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  • Materials

    gilt silver, turquoise, seed pearls, garnets

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - one bird has a shorter beak; ear wires are probably replacements

  • Size

    3/4" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 5/8" wingspan

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Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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