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Antique French Gold Paste Earrings

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Antique French Gold Paste Earrings

These earrings are French, circa 1900. They are the classical form known as dormeuse, or sleeper earrings. So called, because the petit size was so comfortable they could even be worn to sleep. It was the earring of choice for everyday wear.

This lovely pair has bright, reflective stones in white gold, fleur de lis design settings. The earrings are lever back for ease of wear, and have the French guarantee stamp, an eagle's head for 18k. There is also a maker's mark .

The earrings measure 5/8 ths inches from the top of the wire x 2/8 ths across the bottom. The larger stones, are approximately 70 pts each. They are the perfect earring for everyday wear and the petit size is suitable for all ages. Excellent condition. French, circa 1900.

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