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Vintage Hermès Earrings of Abstract Circular Hoops

£1,750

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  • Vintage Hermès Earrings of abstract design with a large outer hoop, a smaller hoop and a cross bar. Signed Hermès and numbered 12 C0122 together with a 750 mark denoting 18 karat gold. In original case. In excellent condition.
  • Cross bar length is 37mm, large circle diameter is 25mm.
  • 1980’s vintage piece.
  • 20th century, French circa 1980.

Stock no. 1951

The origins of Hermès date back to 1837 when  the harness-maker Thierry Hermès opened a workshop in rue Basse-du-Rempart, Paris. For many years Hermès offered items that met society’s needs, from saddlery and harnesses to leather goods. Hermès introduced jewellery to their collection in 1927.

The inspiration for these earrings comes from a ship anchor chain. The idea of Chaîne d’ancre was first introduced to their jewellery collection in 1938 and various designs based around this idea have followed – playing on shapes, volumes and textures.

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