Mid-nineteenth-century French necklace and earrings in the form of vines. Enamelled gold mounted with amethysts, circa 1840-1851.
“Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognisable flowers or
fruit, emerged with the Romantic movement in the early 19th century. It
remained popular for many decades. This piece is notable for its
particularly vivid combination of colours. With its matching pair of long earrings, its impact would have been considerable.” V&A