London, South Kensington
10 April 2001
A pair of 19th Century gold enamel and untested pearl drop earrings
in the Renaissance style, each drop modelled as a cherub seated upon a stylised unicorn with cross hatched engraved and white enamel decoration, each cherub with enamelled eyes, with wire bound untested pearl six stone drops, suspended by chains from half-pearl and table-cut diamond four stone cluster tops, the reverse engraved.
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