Ellen Jeweled Earrings from The Met Museum


These sumptuous drop earrings in 12K gold plate are richly adorned with glass gems and freshwater pearls. They evoke a 1597 portrait of Ellen Maurice by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Flemish, 1561-1635/36). Add them to your look for a touch of royalty. An heiress who claimed direct descent from the ancient princes of Wales, Maurice is shown in splendid attire that emulates portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Marcus Gheeraerts was the most important member of an artistic Anglo-Flemish family that had a major impact on early modern English painting.

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