Victorian Tortoise-Shell Casein Drop Earrings

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The height of Victorian fashion. A beautifully designed and crafted pair of drop earrings. These appear to have been created from an early plastic, possibly casein. Casein could be crafted to resemble tortoise-shell. The color is a dark, slightly translucent brown. Very lightweight. There are a variety of tests that one could subject these earrings to, in order to determine exactly what material they are made of. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully one tries to perform such tests, they do leave marks. I prefer to leave the earrings in their pristine and beautiful condition. Extremely Fine condition with no damage or repairs. Not hallmarked. The earwires appear to be original. Gift boxed.(The box is not antique or vintage.)
(Item #10842)

  • Circa: 1861-1890
  • Composition: Translucent brown plastic.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/4 inches long (not including earwire) x 3/4 inch wide at widest part.

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Price: SOLD $100 USD

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