Saturday, January 26, 2013

French Cloisonne Vintage Earrings Copper Blue Orchids 1950s Jewelry $65

French Cloisonne Vintage Earrings Copper Blue Orchids 1950s Jewelry


I know Pierre Bex made earrings almost exactly like these in the 1970s but these are not Pierre Bex earrings. To the best of my knowledge, Pierre Bex never made any Cloisonne jewelry that wasnt silver metal over copper. These earrings are solid copper with no silver finish.

The designs he copied, and everything he made was a copy of earlier Cloisonne jewelry that was made in France, which was made of solid copper. In addition, the silver rhodium and brass combination clips indicate the rhodium portions have been replaced and were originally brass; and brass clips on earrings were predominately used in the 1940-1950 era.

Also, Im not aware Pierre Bex made earrings like these in anything other that pierced earrings. Below you can see the backs of what the Pierre Bex earrings look like. Note the silver metal backs. Also note the face of the earrings, how the Pierre Bex designs had silver wire work and not copper wire work.

The center area of these French Cloisonne orchid earrings are cobalt blue and the petals are pooling colors of light silver blue and turquoise.

Medium in size, the earrings are 1 1/4" or 30 mm wide.

You will be very pleased with the condition of the Cloisonne on these earrings as there is no crazing, no cracks, and no chips or other damage. Both earrings are in pristine clean condition and the clips are in tight working order.

Comes with a free pair of new padded ear cushions for your wearing comfort.

Also comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation earring box.
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