Portuguese rock crystal

Portuguese rock crystal earrings

Fine quality late 18th century Portuguese rock crystal earrings. They are silver and set with natural rock crystal in foiled and closed back settings. The earrings are in three articulated sections with a central bow element linking the tops and pendant drops. The ear fittings are original. They are 3 and 1/8 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide at their widest point. In immaculate condition and unlike some 18th century Portuguese earrings they are not heavy on the ear.