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RESERVED FOR MAUREEN

ITEM: Antique Chinese, double-sided charm earrings. These wonderful, figural charms were transfIgured into contemporary earrings by California artist, Laurel Burch, in the 1980's.

CONDITION: Very good overall - the charms are quite old and have developed a nice, mellow patina. One of the tube beads has a small flaw in the back but does not detract from the appearance. The sterling silver ear wires are fine. Earrings have been very lightly buffed with a polishing cloth to bring out the details of the charms but not to diminish the richness of the patina.

DATE: Charms date 1800-1900; transformed into earrings in late 1970's or early 1980's.

SIZE: Charms are approximately 1" long. From top of ear wire to to bottom of charm is approximately 2".

Additional Information: I had several of Laurel Burch's pieces in my first antique shop, which opened in 1980. A little about Laurel Burch - An early San Francisco Flower Child, she had an amazing career and life story. She did some beautiful, Asian-inspired jewelry during this period, incorporating many of the lovely, antique pieces from China. If you would like to know more about this unique artist. go to YOUTUBE. There are several videos, including a "60 Minutes" interview.

RESERVED FOR MAUREEN Antique Chinese Silver Charm earrings by Laurel Burch

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: sterling silver, Chinese silver, tube beads, earrings
  • Feedback: 60 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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