C.1840. English in origin, this pair of black Vauxhall glass earrings are flower-shaped, and have gold-toned brass wires. Vauxhall glass is a type of mirrored glass produced originally at Vauxhall (near London) in the eighteenth century. The popularity of Vauxhall glass jewelry continued throughout the Victorian era. Vauxhall glasses were almost never used in gold or silver mountings, but instead set into brass. The backings often got coated with black lacquer as seen in these pair as well. These earrings are all originals. Due to their age and fragility, there are a few minor signs of wear. Overall in good condition.
Size: Flower faces 13mm diameter