Antique poissardes earrings in rose gold 18 karats (750). Rare antique earrings decorated with colored faceted glasses in a beaded setting. Three pink faceted glasses framed by six green faceted glasses. The inside of the earring is elegantly built in “S”. Antique earrings from the early 19th century. Early French regional jewelry, circa 1820, probably from Normandy.
Hallmarked with a ram head, Paris (1819-1838), goldsmith’s hallmark illegible.
Dimensions : 27 mm x 15 mm x 6.6 mm
Condition : scratches from use
Weight : 2.55 gr
We also have a ring with the same design, you can find it by clicking here.
The poissardes probably originate from the earrings made of polished mussel shells worn by the fish sellers in the markets. It was a sign of recognition. Over time, the “shell” design has evolved and refined as well as matter: from steel to gold. As for the Bressan enamels, a typical work of Bourgogne, they were sold by large plates to other jewelers all over France in order to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, etc. To learn more about the jewels of our regions, we recommend the book written by Michael C. W. Fieggen, « Les Bijoux Des Français »