Description: comprising two earrings, each of circular form, the base designed as three foil-backed glass-set mounts with enamelled foliate motifs, seed-pearls in between, the interior with paired birds between a lotus flower holding seed-pearls in their beaks, stylised dragon-head terminals
Dimensions: each: 6 by 5.5cm.
Condition Report: Both in fairly good condition, one earring missing two drop-shaped green enamelled hanging ornaments below the stylised dragon-head terminals, the other earring missing one of these, the stones foil-backed glass, some losses to enamel, as viewed.
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