Floral motif from ‘Examples of Chinese ornament’, deep glass earrings
A floral motif from ‘Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections’ by Owen Jones, 1867. The South Kensington Museum was the original name of the V&A. Jones, one of the most prolific and influential designers of his time, illustrated patterns from objects in their ‘Oriental Court’ to create a book of 100 dazzling plates, intended as a reference work for artists and designers.
The earring pendant trays measure 12mm diameter and 3.5mm deep, and are made from silver-plated brass. The glass cabochons are 10mm across and 6mm in depth, deeper than standard cabochons, creating an interesting and lively magnifying effect.
All earrings have sterling silver hooks and come in a sturdy black card gift box.