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Antique gold drop earrings “Augustine and Apolline”

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Description

Elegant pair of Napoleon III era earrings (“dormeuses” or sleepers) in 18 carat gold. These earrings are sisters but not twins! Similar yet different, “Augustine and Apolline” are  set with fine pearls in the shape of rosettes. One is decorated with a straight rosette motif while the other is adorned with a curved rosette.

  • Size with fastener: 2cm
  • Weight: 0.95g

This unique piece had a previous life in France.

The story: In the nineteenth century, most women owned a small pair of earrings called “sleepers” because they could be worn to bed without risk of damaging them.