The three dimensional design of these snake earrings almost brings them to life. The snakes are enameled and set with oval garnets and round pearls in pinched collet settings. The wires are hinged back loaders, a popular style in the early 1800's. The hand engraved details, beautiful enamel work and scale of these earrings make them quite impressive. These earrings date from the early 1800's at the end of the Georgian era.
Details.....The earrings measure 1.28" long and .80" wide. They test for 12k gold and are in good condition for their age.