Traditional jewellery often followed out-dated aristocratic examples. Many Spanish traditional earrings were based on 17th and 18th century patterns, but over time local differences became fixed, and patterns became characteristic of a particular place.

Long narrow earrings, often set with red stones, are typical of Barcelona. They are usually set with red glass, or foiled crystal, as here, rather than precious stones.


  • Title: Earrings
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1800/1870
  • Location: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 11.2 cm, Width: 1.6 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm
  • Medium: Silver, partly gilded, with foiled rock crystal

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