Lucy Farnsworth's Victorian Gear Earrings - Museum Reproductions

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 These bright and bold earrings are replicas of earrings that were worn by 19th Century art collector and benefactor Lucy Farnsworth and are now owned by the Farnsworth Art Museum.  The exact date these were made is unknown, but they are typical of mid-late 19th Century pieces. 

These earrings are an unusual design that have the look of gears to me (that isn't what they are, but they definitely have a delightful steampunk feel to them!).  Each element is also separately articulate so these have the most amazing movement to them! Really remarkable. 

 They are Gold plated pewter with an antiqued finish and these are quite large earrings, as was fashionable during the era.  They measure about 2.5" long including the ear wires. 

This item was made by the Museum Reproduction Company, which partners with Museums to recreate historical items in their collections.  A portion of the sale of these items goes back to support the museums where the original pieces are kept.  Made in the USA!

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