This is a very unusual early pair of Scottish Ortak earrings.
They were made in Orkney for Ortak Silvercraft (as annotated in the box lid).
They have been hallmarked in Edinburgh with a tiny letter A for the year 1975.
It is also stamped on the back: MG for Malcolm Gray.
This is an early design. The Ortak brand was founded by local Orcadian Malcolm Gray, who originally took up silvercraft as a hobby and ran the business from a shed in his garden over 50 years ago. His designs proved very popular and the company soon grew to become one of the UK's leading jewellery manufacturers.
These pieces come with their original stylish white plastic box - with gold trims. Very rare to find these original boxes surviving.
This design is probably from a very small production run - and indeed I have never seen another quite like it. It is certainly most beautifully made and in lovely pristine condition.
Each earring consists of a hoop measuring about 2 cm in diameter - and around the bottom edge of the hoop are stiff inclusions of twisted silver wires.
They are for pierced ears and have a butterfly stud at the back to hold them onto your earlobe. Of course, they are lovely and clean and although vintage - look like they have never been worn.
Probably an item for the more specialist collector of early Ortak pieces or fine modernist Scottish silver jewellery. A very fair price for this stylish pair - just compare with what you might pay for similar Jensen ones!
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