Antique Pair Large 14k Yellow Gold Carved Chinese Dragon Earrings
Presented is a pair of large gold earrings, with inset carvings of a Chinese
dragon's face. The carving has lovely cross-hatching and graining to it, very
attractive next to the smoothness of the gold, probably intended to be
reminiscent of dragon scales. There is some variation in the carvings between
the two earrings, due to the hand-worked nature of the piece. These are quite
sizable earrings, but the clip-on back holds them on securely, and they're
surprisingly comfortable as well.
The earrings are in great overall condition. The clip-on style backs are in
good shape and have a strong spring mechanism, so the earrings can be worn
securely. The details on the carving are clear. There are no chips or breaks to
the carved material, and no splits or repairs to the gold.
These earrings weigh 41.3 grams in total. We estimate approximately half of
that weight is the gold setting, around 20-25 grams of gold.