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    Posted 4 years ago

    kyratango
    (429 items)

    With auspicious SHOU character for "longevity",
    these nearly antique earrings (non pierced old screw system is the clue!) were intended to carry perfume impregnated fabric or sponges.

    So raffined jewelry! Each movement of your head would wrap you with your favourite scent :-)

    The balls unscrew to open, as shown they are tightly adjusted...
    Seller didn't know what he had ;-D

    Marked SILVER to the upper part's back.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shou_(character)

      http://susandods.com/blog/2010/10/chinese-silver-pomander-earrings.html
    2. AnnaB AnnaB, 4 years ago
      Very interesting...why would they not put perfume directly on skin like it's done these days?
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      LOL don't you love it when it works out that way! I have never seen earrings like these, and I think they are beautiful.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Anna, thank you for your interest!
      I think, due to the amount of perfume, that way provided more lasting to the perception of scent. But this is only my guess :-)

      Bonnie, I too love the naive sellers ;-D
      Thanks for your cute comment!
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      What incredible beauties, kyratango!! I had never heard of earring vinaigrettes, how fascinating! :)

      AnnaB, here's an article on the classic vinaigrettes, some history:

      http://www.ascasonline.org/VINAIGRETTE.html
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Katherine for your superlative comment!
      And for the very interesting link for vinaigrettes too :-)

    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Oh goodness -- Never knew there was such a thing...........Wonder if that is why women *dab* perfume behind their ears.

      ~ ~ Maybe that is where the history started from to Dab behind ear...
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Adorment inventivity is endless :-))
      Thank you Rose for your visit, comment and love! XOXO
    9. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Interesting! Thanks for sharing.
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Nutsabotas for your interest, it is a pleasure to share unusual pieces :-D

      Many thanks to you all 10 lovers !
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for the loves, Racer, Elisabethan, Phil and Paul!
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      These are lovely earrings, kyra.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Jean for your lovely visit and comment ;-))

      Thanks too, Sean and dear friend Valentino!
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      your very welcome darling and these are very stunning darling!!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you again for the stunning comment Sean ;-D
      Thanks for the loves, Valentino, Betty, Mike, Marga and Nevadablades :-)

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