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Belle Époque Bow Earrings, Jet

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Price: $40.00 $15.00
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Description

A silk evening dress in the Museums Costume Institute bears the prestigious Worth label (18581956). The bodice and skirt of this pale gray gown, which dates from 1888, are lavishly adorned with large decorative bows, embroidered in silver metallic thread, silver sequins, and steel beads. The daintily fluttering bow, featured so prominently on this sumptuous gown, was a popular motif in the late nineteenth century. Our pretty earrings are adapted from these delightful embroidered bows.

Hematite overlay, with faceted jet crystals. 1''L. Pierced, with sterling silver posts.

  • Hematite overlay, with faceted jet crystals
  • 1''L
  • Pierced, with sterling silver posts

Art History

Haute couture, fashions art of supreme technical mastery, began in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Certain designers rose to the status of artist-celebrities, sought after for their signature styles. Among the most famous was Charles Frederick Worth (French, b. England, 1825 1895), whose Paris shop was a source of extravagant evening ensembles.

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Description

A silk evening dress in the Museums Costume Institute bears the prestigious Worth label (18581956). The bodice and skirt of this pale gray gown, which dates from 1888, are lavishly adorned with large decorative bows, embroidered in silver metallic thread, silver sequins, and steel beads. The daintily fluttering bow, featured so prominently on this sumptuous gown, was a popular motif in the late nineteenth century. Our pretty earrings are adapted from these delightful embroidered bows.

Hematite overlay, with faceted jet crystals. 1''L. Pierced, with sterling silver posts.





  • Hematite overlay, with faceted jet crystals
  • 1''L
  • Pierced, with sterling silver posts




Art History

Haute couture, fashions art of supreme technical mastery, began in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Certain designers rose to the status of artist-celebrities, sought after for their signature styles. Among the most famous was Charles Frederick Worth (French, b. England, 1825 1895), whose Paris shop was a source of extravagant evening ensembles.


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