Antique Dutch earrings
Gold earrings in wire and cantillewerk made by the Groningen master L. Olfers, who worked there from 1822 to 1847. The makers mark is No. 7597 in the book makers marks. (LO with a thick + behind, encased in an elongated mount). This type of hangers is also portrayed in books about the Groninger regional costumes.
Length: 8 cm
Weight: 9 grams
The earliest jewelry was made more for her part in the city of Groningen. There were only a few specialists: they bought the jewelry at the leading silversmiths, such as the Van Giffens, Hendrik Hubert or Reinder Scheltens. Gradually came up a specialization around 1840, in which the silversmiths in the peat start to come. In particular, stamping and wire and cantillewerk there was made much, which is understandable when one considers that these techniques are labor intensive and therefore attractive to a poor area.
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