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Winged Lion Rampant Earrings

$18

These unique earrings are made from the handles of vintage silverplate Italian figural spoons.

Description

These unique earrings are made from the handles of vintage silverplate Italian figural spoons. The ear wires and all other findings are sterling.

They are in the shape of winged lions rampant, reared up on their hind legs, with their claws in the air and their wings spread. They stand on a small ball. These spoons came from Italy, and are called figural because the tops of the handles are all figures of some sort – animals, people, and sometimes buildings, boats, and heraldry symbols. There are usually silverplated brass, and were sold in sets as souvenirs in the 60s and 70s.

To make the earrings, I cut the bowls/tines and shanks off the pieces, and then I carefully grind and polish the cut edges smooth and punch holes to accommodate sterling ear wires. Since these are real, vintage items, there may be areas where the plating is worn, and there may be a few minor scratches and scuffs. Consider it part of their vintage charm!

Hypoallergenic ear wires are available upon request at no extra charge.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 in
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