A pair of earring

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 6093.1-2
Type: bronze, lead, gold and silver; jewellery; metalwork; accessory
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials/Techniques: gold, filigree, pearl
Dimensions: height: 4. 5 cm
Pair of earrings made of gold and small to large real pearls, in the shape of a flower or fruit, with gold leaf blades.

Ferenc Hopp visited Manila on his last round-the-world trip in 1913-1914. It is presumed that this was when he collected the elongated silver and gold-plated pendants of several links from the Philippines, one of which is shown in the accompanying photograph.
The jewellery collected includes sun, flower, diamond, bow and other motifs. They are made with meticulous care and show a refined taste.