each earring of disk and pendant form with a cast dove on a triangular pedestal, the disc above is attached to a high-rising hook, bent from plain wire that is wound into a loop at the lower end, suspending the dove. The pan shaped disc has a shallow petalled rosette of twisted wire with small gold ball at the center, the disk is fringed with beaded wire and supports a hollow dove, the body cast and the small and delicately incised wings cut from sheet gold, attached later.
The dove is positioned on a triangular platform, the point topped with a granule, the edges decorated with spiral wire to create three panels. Each panel contains granulation that is enhanced by a border of spiral wire. Just Superb!
Condition: surface scratches and dents, the wings of the dove bent, some soil encrustation remaining and some granulation missing to the panels. Otherwise, intact and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: Overall drop length: 4.4 cm (1.7 inches)
Provenance: Vernon Pick private collection, acquired in the 1950's and then by descent.