A bit Off-topic, but who could resist these incredible Victorian Earrings? Not me!

22 April, 2013 at 8:46 pm 4 comments

While the focus of this blog is on all things 18th century, with emphasis on the Royal Navy, I sometimes come across something which is either so bizarre (the Battle for the Eternal Light, for example!) or awesome that I stretch the timeframe a little. In any case, this is still Age of Sail, though thoroughly not sailing related!

Dear readers, I give you

A BOX.

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CONTAINING VICTORIAN OWL EARRINGS.

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OWL EARRINGS!

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TAWNY OWL EARRINGS! IN A CAGE!

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If you’re not squeeing with delight and pawing at the screen right now, then – well, then you don’t. But these earrings are some of the most astonishing pieces of jewellery I’ve ever come across. According to the Antiques Roadshow expert, the owls date to between 1865  – 1868, and he valued them at £ 3’000 (!!!).

And the cherry on top of the awesome-cake: the owner does still wear these earrings – the last time at a Harry Potter fancy dress party! Go you, Hedwig!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Caroline  |  23 April, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Those are pretty awesome! Love them!

    Reply
  • 2. Elin Gregory  |  23 April, 2013 at 6:51 am

    The hours of work and love that went into those! They are gorgeous.

    Reply
  • 3. Undine  |  12 May, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Damn it, I want those earrings.

    Reply
    • 4. Molly Joyful  |  19 May, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Oh, me too – I’m in love with them!

      Reply

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