Store Maintained By : Ellis Antique. ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 14K GOLD 1870'S MASK DANGLE SHIELD FRINGE PIN EARRINGS COMBO. Offered here is a rare antique Victorian 14k gold 1870's heavy swing mask shield brooch pin with dangle fringe.
This is a convertible piece if you wish. The dangle drop fringe parts may be inconspicuously removed, and converted into earrings. Also, 2 jump rings can be added on the top and then it can become a fabulous pendant! The entire piece swings and dangles with a lot of movement, and all parts are very sturdy. The main parts of the brooch have seed pearls and black enamel, through a process called; Taille d'pargne, French for "sparing cut".
A variation from champleve decoration in which engraved lines in the metal base are filled in with opaque enamel, without any variation in depthof the lines, such as in basse taille enamelling. Which is French literally for shallow cut. The brooch measures 3.5" long x 1.5" wide. Weighs; 19.4dwt or 30.1gr.This piece is in spectacular antique condition. Please see our original photographs and use them as an extension of our written description. The item "Antique Victorian 14K Gold 1870'S Mask Dangle Shield Fringe Brooch Pin Stunning" is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2013. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "ellisantique" and is located in Collingswood, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.