Vintage Sterling Silver Petroglyph Clip Earrings, Figural, Cave Drawings, Engraved, Rectangular, Oxidized, Patent No., Cool! #b889

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Vintage Sterling Silver Petroglyph Clip Earrings, Figural, Cave Drawings, Engraved, Rectangular, Oxidized, Patent No., Cool! #b889
I present today this wonderful pair of vintage sterling silver petroglyph clip earrings!

These sterling silver earrings are rectangular in shape with a design that was influenced by ancient cave drawings or petroglyphs. Each earring features a deeply engraved human figure that appears to be performing a ceremonial dance. The interior of the engraved figures is oxidized black, making them stand out prominently against the shiny silver. The backs of the earrings have an almost carved rock face texture, continuing the cave drawing theme. The earrings close with clip back closures. They are beautiful and so unique!

The earrings measure approximately 1 inch long, 1/2 inch wide and weigh 9.8 grams. They are hallmarked "Sterling" on the backs of the earring clips. The insides of the earrings clips also bear the patent number "156452", which is the earring clip patent of Frederick W. Moulson, dated 1949.

These earrings are bright and shiny and so distinctive! With their native style, they would make a nice complement to Southwestern or Native American silver jewelry. They are in excellent vintage condition, but the silver does have a patina from age. I gave them a light cleaning, but there are still a couple of tarnish spots on the fronts of the earrings and some darker areas on the bottoms of the earring clips where they attach to the fronts. This could be removed with a heavier polishing if desired. They are a cool vintage find!

SIGNED: STERLING ON BACKS OF THE EARRING CLIPS & PATENT NO. 156452 ON THE INSIDE OF THE EARRING CLIPS

LENGTH: APPROX 1 INCH LONG AND 1/2 WIDE

WEIGHT: 9.8 GRAMS.

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF TARNISH SPOTS ON THE EARRING FRONTS & SOME DARKER PATINA TO THE EARRING CLIPS WHERE THEY ATTACH TO THE FRONTS. COULD BE REMOVED IF DESIRED.

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