Each earring is composed of a hoop of gold wire ornamented with spiral plain and filigree gold wire, secured with a ring beneath a finely detailed bull's head terminal. Behind the bull's head are thin rings of filigree interspersed between a bead of multiple conjoined filigree rings, a large emerald bead, and a sheet gold bead.
Louis De Clercq (1836 - 1901) Collection, Oignies, France, formed 1882 - 1901
Thence by descent to his grand-nephew Comte Henri de Boisgelin (1901 – 1967), rue de Mazarine, Paris
A. de Ridder, Collections de Clercq, Tome VII, Les bijoux et les pierres gravées, Paris, 1911, p. 84, nos. 432-33