Antique Victorian Piquè Maltese Cross Earrings Circa 1870

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Charming and wearable today as they were over 150 years ago these Piquè earrings are light in the ear but quite striking!

Designed as a stylised version of a Maltese cross and inlaid with gold and silver in a floral and vine motif to the main section and a gold inlaid Star to the round bead Piquè top section.

Silver shepherd hooks indicative of the age sit these beautiful earrings comfortably in the ear.

Dropping from the ear a significant length of 5cm and the cross itself is 1.8cm wide.

‘Piquè - Tortoiseshell
Gold and Silver inlay

5.5cm Drop
1.8cm Wide

4.29 Grams


Very very good antique condition.  Wires and original.  Gold and Silver inlay is all present, bright and lovely.  One tiny shallow nick to cusp of one ‘arm’ of the cross which is on the rear and cannot be seen form the front, noting for accuracy only, insignificant.  Lovely Victorian earrings.


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