Rare antique earrings from the First Empire period, with blue enamel decoration. Antique earrings
French Georgian poissardes earrings in rose gold 18 karats (750). Rare antique earrings decorated with 18 natural half pearls in a pearl setting in a royal blue and night blue enamelled surrounding. The inside of the earring is elegantly constructed in an “S”. At the back, a loop keeps the earring from turning inside the hole. Early 19th century earrings, circa 1810.
Marked with a rooster head (department 1809-1819)
Dimensions : 35 mm x 15 mm x 5.7 mm
Condition: scratches from use, tiny lack of enamel
Weight : 2.10 gr
We have two pairs of poissardes from the first half of the 19th century, you can discover them 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 »