A pair of earring

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 6098.1-2
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, real pearl, engraved
Dimensions: height: 6. 3 cm
width: 2 cm
Pair of earrings made of gold, decorated with real pearls, consisting of two members. The pendants are in the form of a flower and a cluster of grapes decorated with gold leaf blades.

Ferenc Hopp visited Manila on his last round-the-world trip in 1913-1914. It is assumed that he collected the elongated silver and gold-plated pendants from the Philippines, one of which is shown in the attached photograph. Each pair is richly inlaid with real pearls and is characterised by sun, flower, diamond, bow and other motifs, meticulous workmanship and a refined taste.