Coral Dahlia and Pomegranate Earrings
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Victorian era earrings from the mid 19th Century 1850-1870.
Found in England but the Mediterranean coral would be Italian in origin. Bright natural coral masterfully carved into Dahlias pomegranates and leaves. 14k Gold posts and backs.
In Britian in the early 19th Century sightings of the dahlia were rare occasionally glimpsed over the wall of an aristocratic garden but by the 1830's it had become one of the most fashionable flowers in the country. If a lady wished to be the height of fashion a dahlia walk could be planted. Two wide borders would be filled with dahlias of different colors.